[Athen] Table headings in GoogleDocs?

Russell Solowoniuk SolowoniukR at macewan.ca
Mon Apr 11 14:16:27 PDT 2016

Hi Susan,

As others have already mentioned, Google Docs seems to only be able to have the first row and first column of a table as headers,.

The following keystrokes may help your student access the information in these headers if she/he has a table with headers in the first row or column. I find that these shortcut keys don't always work as they should, but worth a try.

Speak the table column and row header
holding Ctrl + Alt + Shift, press T then H

Speak the table row header
holding Ctrl + Alt + Shift, press T then R

Speak the table column header
holding Ctrl + Alt + Shift, press T then C

Here is a site with a lot of keyboard shortcuts for Google Docs...


Hope this helps,


Russell Solowoniuk
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>>> Susan Kelmer <Susan.Kelmer at colorado.edu> 4/7/2016 11:47 AM >>>

I had a blind student ask about this today, and I looked and don't see anything obvious. Is there a way to mark table headings in a Google Docs table?

Susan Kelmer
Alternate Format Access Coordinator
Disability Services
University of Colorado Boulder

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