Making a table both visually pleasing and accessible is challenging. Only simple tables are accessible. (A simple table means that there is a maximum of one header row and one header column.) If a table is too complex, you may consider providing a description or summary of the table. Another option is to provide an image of the table and put the description or summary in the “image description” option.
An example of a complex table:
An example of a simple table and a suggestion on simplifying the above table:
To make tables accessible, consider the following criteria:
NOTE: Most web text editor table tools do not allow easy customization of the header row and header column. The following table is an accessible table with its html code below. You can copy the code and paste it to the html View (or Code View, Text View) of the web text editor, then click back to the Visual View (or Live View). You can edit the content of the table
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