[Athen] Changing Reading Order of Tables

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Wed Dec 30 12:34:15 PST 2015

Most screen reading programs have commands to read true tables. So,
she should create real tables with columns and rows, and headers and
labels and the like. For most screen readers, but not all,
alt-control plus an arrow key moves right left, up or down one cell
within a table.


At 08:22 AM 12/30/2015, you wrote:

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>Hello wise Athen-ers!


>Happy New Year! A colleague of mine is learning how to make

>accessible PowerPoints, but she likes tables. She wants her tables

>to be screen read column by column, top to bottom instead of row by

>row, left to right. After some Google searching I came up with

>pretty much nothing. Is this reasonably feasible or should I

>encourage her to learn to love an alternative like text boxes that

>look like the columns she desires?


>Thanks in advance!



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