All About Tables

Tables present sets of related information. An improperly coded table can be very confusing for screen reader users. Accessible tables:

  • Use a caption to display the table title
  • Use a summary to describe the type of information in the table
  • Use headings to identify rows and/or columns
  • Use the simplest table configuration possible. Complex tables may need to be split into several simple tables
  • Do not include merged cells

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