Table Elements

Test info

This test is based on the WCAG 2.0 Technique PDF6: Using table elements for table markup in PDF Documents

Failure cause

Document does not have correctly marked tables

The document contains tables that are not marked up correctly.

Why this may be a barrier

Users of screen readers or screen magnification rely on the correct mark up of the logical relationships within a table to understand the information. If it is not possible to determine the context of a table entry (such as: which are the row and column titles), the information contained in a table cell doesn't make sense.

Note that it is not sufficient if the relationship can be determined from the visual presentation of the table, it has to part of the tag structure as well.

Related WCAG 2.0 Technique

PDF6: Using table elements for table markup in PDF Documents

References

Related WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria

1.3.1 Info and Relationships “Information, structure, and relationships conveyed through presentation can be programmatically determined or are available in text. (Level A)”

WCAG 2.0 Success Criterion 1.3.1

Difi guidelines for universal design of electronic documents

Difi Veileder for universell utforming av elektroniske dokumenter

  • 4.9 Tabeller
  • 4.10 Definere tabelloverskrifter
  • 8.9 Legge til informasjon om tabelloverskrifter