[Athen] Accessible tables in Word

Robert Beach rbeach at KCKCC.EDU
Tue Aug 14 11:58:20 PDT 2018

Just F.Y.I., my understanding is the alt text for tables is going away. But, if you want to use it, I would not include that much detail. I would simply say how many rows and columns are in the table and what the table is supposed to present.

Robert Lee Beach
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From: athen-list <athen-list-bounces at mailman12.u.washington.edu> On Behalf Of Kluesner, Bryon
Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 1:51 PM
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Subject: [Athen] Accessible tables in Word

Hi all,

I am familiar with adding alt text to a table in Word to make it accessible for a screen reader. If the table is a 3 column, 3 row table, for example, do I need an alt text to describe the content in row 1, column 1, row 1 column 2, etc?



Bryon Kluesner, RhD
Adaptive Technology Coordinator
Disability Resource Center
Adjunct Professor
College of Health, Education & Professional Studies

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