Web Accessibility Basics

Additional Resources

Now that you have a better understanding of how screen readers interact with simple tables, you should take a moment to review resources that can assist you with making more complex tables accessible. The W3C Web Accessibility Tutorials website has a number of resources to aid with making your complex tables accessible.

I have highlighted a few below:

Adding a Table Caption & Summary

screenshot of simple table with caption added above. Image taken from W3C web accessibles tutorials website

In addition to providing detailed descriptions for table captions and summaries, this resource offers different approaches for how to add a table summary

Making tables with irregular and multilevel headers accessible

screenshot of a complex table. Image taken from W3C web accessibles tutorials website

This resources provides multiple examples of tables with multilevel and irregular headers, as well as strategies for making them accessible.