[Athen] screen readers recognizing tables on webpages

Robert Beach rbeach at KCKCC.EDU
Mon Sep 19 11:53:07 PDT 2016

Hey all,

I had a very interesting situation. I was working in Canvas and came across a list of items. Supposedly this was a table with three columns. In Internet Explorer, neither JAWS nor NVDA would recognize it as a table but did read the information. Unfortunately I could not tell what items were in which columns. Using FireFox, JAWS still did not recognize the table, but NVDA did.

Is this a matter of the way the instructor created the table? Is it a matter of the LMS using non-standard code? I would like to let the instructor know how to fix this if it is possible for him to do so.


Robert Lee Beach
Assistive Technology Specialist
Kansas City Kansas Community College
7250 State Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66112
Phone: 913-288-7671
Email: rbeach at kckcc.edu<mailto:rbeach at kckcc.edu>

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