Include appropriate column and/or row headings. Do not use tables for layout.
Screen readers typically navigate tables one cell at a time and announce associated header cells to help users understand relationships among the information being presented.
Use tables only to present data.
Include column and/or row headers to help users understand the information in the table.
Avoid merged or split cells and nested tables.
Tables should not be used to create a layout such as adding columns or placing a block of text directly next to an image. Various content types are available if you need a different layout on your page.
Creating a Table with headings in Terminal Four:
Simple tables up to 10x10, including headings, can be created as needed in Terminal Four.
- While editing content open the “Table” menu located in the toolbar
- Select “Insert table with column headings” or “Insert table with column and row headings” depending on your needs
- A grid will appear allowing you to select the size of your table and insert it on the page.
- Replace heading cell text with appropriate labels.
- Add data to data cells.
If you need help with a larger or more complex table or with the layout of your page please submit a service request.