Data table hidden by role=presentation Accessibility Checkpoint


Important content has been hidden from screen readers using role=presentation.


Using role=‘presentation’ on data tables stops information being read out correctly by screen readers. If this table is a data table, remove role=‘presentation’. If this table is a layout table, change TH elements to TD and remove semantic elements like CAPTION.

Applicable standards

Note: Section 508 Refresh (2017) checkpoints are equivalent to WCAG 2.0 level A and level AA checkpoints.

Change history

  • 5.33 Apr 2019 Fixed false positive.
  • 5.8 Mar 2015 Added.

This page describes a web site issue detected in HTML documents by SortSite Desktop and OnDemand Suite.

Rule ID: AccWcag2-F92-1