[Athen] [EXT]Re: [EXT] Tables accessibility

Robert Beach rbeach at KCKCC.EDU
Wed Jun 10 05:11:20 PDT 2020

My answer applies to both PowerPoint and Word. To my knowledge, HTML never had an alt text attribute for tables. Microsoft was the only one to do this.

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When I hear "alt text", I think of images and html. It sounds like this question was related to tables in Powerpoint?

And then you said putting a caption on the table, and again I thought of the <caption> element that you can put inside a <table> element in html.

So I wanted to clarify that Robert's answer was what you were looking for. That is, tables in powerpoint.

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