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(Inactive) Web Best Practices: Teleconference Details

Teleconference details

Agenda

1. Proposed WCAG 2.0/Section 508 OAA Rules

2. Other Issues

Minutes

Other Issues
  • None

Discussion of Table Caption/ARIA Label and Summary/ARIA Description
  • Issues
* One data table * Multiple data tables
  • Semantics
* Titling the table * providing alternative description of the data table
  • HR: I think summary is more important in general than summary
  • NH: Summary is a recommendation for complex data tables
  • NH: I see a need more of need to titling a data table, than the description
  • JG: What is more important a TITLE or DESCRIPTION
  • MR and MD: A title
  • MS: I don’t think complex data table always needs a summary
  • MS: Summary is sometimes used to provide directions on how to sort sortable tables
  • HR: TITLE is more effective than descriptions usually
  • HR: TITLE helps everyone
  • NH: If you are using assistive technology we are trying to enable is getting a list of table
  • HR: How is aria-labeling used
  • JG: It is used as the accessible name in the accessible rules
  • HR: Recommendation for TABLE_2
  • CD: Recommendation for TABLE_2
  • JG: How about TABLE_3?
  • JG: I changed the header to just “Data Tables”
  • HR: Screen reader users don’t know if tables are simple or complex
  • NH: Sometimes a simple data benefits from a summary, and there are cases where complex data tables don’t need a summary
  • NH: It seems that there should be more requirements for a complex data tables
  • MR: I am concerned that people cannot use just summary as a title, there is AT support and developers don’t have to worry about labeling. ARIA labeling is new and people and AT do not have technologies that support access to the information

Participants