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Solutions for Complex Table Headings in PDF Files

Date & Time
Thursday, March 16, 2023 - 1:20 PM PST  
Platinum 2  
In order for tables in a PDF file to be fully accessible, certain requirements need to be met and certain design practices are discouraged to avoid extra work that is required to make a PDF file accessible. Often times, users will design tables visually but when it comes to making those tables accessible, it can be a challenge. In this session we talk about the challenges that some table designs can present, and offer solutions to create a more accessible table for users of assistive technology. Learn how to work with complex tables to make them accessible but also learn how slight adjustments to table designs can make a huge difference.

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Session Summary (Abstract)
In this session, learn why complex table headers can be challenging for PDF accessibility and why they create more complexity and work for the PDF remediator. Learn alternative options for complex table headers as well as things to avoid.  
Primary Topic
Digital Accessibility  
Secondary Topics
  • Design
  • Evaluation & Remediation
  • Information & Communications Technology (ICT)
  • Product Demonstration
Session Type
Exhibitor Track  


  • Chad Chelius
    Chax Training and Consulting

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