[Athen] feedback on alt text language for Word table
hkramer at ahead.org
Fri Aug 21 09:36:45 PDT 2015
I'm developing a MOOC with a couple of colleagues on Inclusive eLearning
and I have a section on alt text for Word Tables. I've noticed some
examples of alt text for tables which are very minimal in the information
provided - basically just the structure of the table and if there were
merged cells. Do you think this example provides too much information in
the alt text?
Alt text: “This is a 4 column by 9 row table with 2 header rows and 7 data
rows. The first row has one header for Data Source which spans column 3 and
4 above the names of the two research firms in row 2. The second row
headers are Rank, Manufacturer and the names of the two research firms:
Gartner and International Data Corporation.”
I will also recommend that the first 2 rows be designated as repeating
header rows in Word and will add a "true" caption on top.
International Data Corporation (IDC)
Apple Inc. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Inc.>
Top Five Worldwide Total Mobile Phone Vendors, 2013
Thanks in advance.
Accessing Higher Ground
AHEAD Association of Higher Education and Disability
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