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Formatting Tables for Accessibility

August 14, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT


Self-Paced Learning

Tables have always been a challenge for Assistive Technology and purchasing additional software to remediate a PDF is not always an option when on a limited technology budget.

In this 1-hour webinar we will use Acrobat and PAC 3, a free document accessibility checker, to review how tables are received by screen reading software and how a few changes in formatting tags can enhance the experience and make them more accessible. With errors found in both these programs we will review some common errors found such as “Table header has no associated sub cells” and “Failed table settings” warnings in Acrobat.

Great webinar! Really informative session and helped me better understand how to develop accessible tables. I think everyone should take this course!  WSP

Topics include:
• Table layout and design formatting for accessibility
• The differences between data tables versus layout tables
• How to include all the necessary tags in a table within Acrobat
• Using the Reading order tool to edit tables

Great follow-up to the Making Accessible Word Docs and Adobe Docs courses! Tatham Engineering Limited

Who should attend this webinar

Anyone who has experience creating and editing accessible content or is new to the remediation process. Anyone working in the role of marketing content creators, graphic designers, editors, communication writers and coordinators, document production staff.

Your webinars are always very helpful! Waterloo Wellington LHIN

Very good! I picked up some help full tips. Town of Orangeville

Very informative! Possibly more in-depth than what I needed but still good information to know. The Municipality of Chatham-Kent

What you will walk away with:

At the end of this webinar, participants will have a clear understanding of:

  • Working with multiple table headers
  • Tagging tables with merged cells
  • How to manually remediate table content in Acrobat
  • Adding a table summary
  • Workaround tips and best practices in table design

Very good to have a webinar dedicated to tables as they are quite complex to work with! Barbara is a great teacher! GHD Limited



  • High quality instruction by a Document Accessibility Specialist
  • Accessibility Best Practices Tip Sheet
  • A chance to ask questions
  • Registered participants will receive a digital Certificate of Completion

This was good! I was already familiar with a lot of this, but there were some excellent tips I picked up during the presentation. CSA Group


Accommodations available upon request. 

This webinar answered some of the questions I had about tagging complex tables. Thanks for filling in some gaps for me. CSA Group

Certificate of Completion

After viewing this webinar you will be awarded a personalized Certificate of Completion which can be shared on LinkedIn, Twitter,  and Facebook, downloaded as a PDF or shared via URL.

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