Reading multi-page table with NVDA or JAWS
Accessibility with NVDA / JAWS: for a data table that spans multiple pages in large files:
UsingAcrobat Reader DC Version 2019.010.20098 on Windows 10 laptop
At present my experience is that the table is not exposed as a continuous table.
Consider a 3 column table.
Only on the first page on which the table begins, the column headers are read as one switches columns.
For an NVDA or JAWS user, every subsequent page seems to have a distinct 3 column table with x or y rows and the column headers on the first row of the table on the start page are not announced.
Also the terminology is confusing: what is "single page continuous"?
Alright, "two page continuous" is perhaps two pages side by side in the viewport.
But in either case, the table is still broken up into separate tables.
I believe in an older version of Adobe Reader changing accessibility display mode to continuous from single page permitted one to navigate the table as one continuous table.
That's my recollection from a few years ago when I had accessed a file with large tables.
Please can you review this and make sure:
a. the "single page continuous" is labelled as "continuous"?
b. The continuous / 2-page continuous modes permit a screen reader user to experience continuous reading without having to use PgUp or PgDn?
c. And of course, the column headings should then be read as one switches columns, right?
Principal Accessibility Consultant
Since I haven’t heard from you, I believe the issue is resolved on your side.
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