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Accessibility and SLS

covers what SUNY Library Services is doing to address accessibility both internally and for SUNY

Forms and Tables

Web Accessibility Standards as presented by SUNY Electronic & Information Technology (EIT) Accessibility with explanations from SLS:

  • All form controls are properly labeled
  • All tables are properly labeled
  • Table header rows and columns are assigned
  • When possible, information is displayed in a linear format not as a table
  • Avoid split cells, empty cells, merged cells, and embedded tables
  • Frames and iFrames have appropriate titles
  • In addition, don't use tables for layout, only for data

If you're using a table for layout, you should add role="presentation" to the table code, Don't use <caption> or <th> code because the system will think that this is a data table. You can just put the title above the table using regular <p></p> tags.

role presentation