Accessible Spreadsheets

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Web Accessibility Guidelines for Tables

Create tables with column and/or row headers, and ensure a proper reading order.

Why Column Headers in a Data Table are Important

  • Using table headers is important to conveying tabular data accurately.

Why the Reading Order in a Table is Important

  • Screen readers read tables from left to right, top to bottom, one cell at a time (& only once). If cells are split or merged, it could throw the reading order off which may make the table difficult to comprehend by users who are blind and using a screen reader to navigate.