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  1. Sakai
  2. SAK-29096

Table summaries are well intentioned, but too verbose. Need more <th scope="row">

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: OPEN
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 2.9.3, 10.4
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Accessibility
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      Description

      Data table summaries are often too long, misuse of heading tags instead of table heading tags.

      A 2013 Accessibility report commissioned by Longsight Inc. https://confluence.sakaiproject.org/download/attachments/49119280/Longsight-Accessibility-JT-2013.doc?version=1&modificationDate=1421898888473&api=v2 Identified this issues across Sakai (item 5.2)

      Many table summaries are well intentioned, but too verbose and do not help with understanding the table they are associated with.
      <table summary=""> should be max 8 or 10 words.

      More use should be made of defining an appropriate table cell <td> as a <th> with a row scope, <th scope="row">.

      Data tables should not have heading tags (<h3>, <h4>) inside of them for a number of reasons, including preventing an overly long/complex page structure summary.

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                mclare Matt Clare
                Reporter:
                mclare Matt Clare
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