Creating Accessible Digital Content VII

Monday, October 28, 2019 - 9:15am

Core Skills: Tables

There are two types of tables: layout and data.  Layout tables are uses to place data within a document or webpage.  There is no represented relationship within the content of the layout table.  A data table shows the relationship between two or more items. 

Accessible tables are simple, have header rows, and include a table summary.  By creating accessible tables, screen reader users are able to read the table contents in a linear fashion.

To learn more about how to create accessible tables, check out Accessible U’s Tables page.