[Athen] Tables accessibility

Khaleel Eksheir Khaleel.Eksheir at uncc.edu
Mon Jun 8 13:26:21 PDT 2020


A quick question related to adding Alternative Text to Tables. Would a
table be inaccessible if it lacks Alt Text?

I'm asking because I noticed that the latest update for PowerPoint doesn't
show Alt Text for a table, and it's not showing as an accessibility error.
Also, I checked Google Docs and the HTML editor in Canvas and both don't
have the option of Alt Text.

Would it be reasonable to say that adding a caption above the table
replaces Alt Text?

Your feedback would help with understanding table accessibility.

Thank you,

Khaleel Eksheir, MSc.ESM | Assistive Technology Specialist
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