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NYU LibGuide Accessibility

A comprehensive resource for achieving digital accessibility best practice for NYU Libraries Research Guides.


Data Tables

Should be properly formatted to include headers. If you have data tables in your guides they need to be formatted so screen readers can identify them and read them in a way that’s helpful to the users.

  • Use the Rich Text Editor tool to format your tables properly
    • Designate a table header in the Table Properties
    • Include a Table Caption

Table Tips:

  • Check how your tables look if you make the browser window narrower, not all tables are readable if using a smaller screen.
  • Avoid using images or icons inside tables, words are best.
    • If you have images in a table the images will need to have alt-text

Tables are not used for layout

  • Tables shouldn’t be used for layout, such as creating multiple text columns or image placement.
  • Tables that are used for layout can be difficult for screen reader users and also behave unexpectedly on smaller screens.
  • If you have a layout challenge contact and we’ll work with you to find a solution.


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