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Four elements to keep in mind when using tables:

  • Use simplest table possible.
  • Describe data from tables.
  • Use identifying headers for rows and columns.
  • Use a table title.

Here are some examples of non-compliant tables. Notice there are no column header labels and there are graphics embedded in the table cells.

Non-Compliant Table: No Header Row

Non-Compliant Table: Non-Text images in Cells

Here is an example of a compliant table with a header row, a summary description of the table, and clear information in cells.

Compliant Tables: Clear Headings and Data

View the video below to learn how to create Microsoft Word documents incorporating accessible tables.

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