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Data table with th scope on cell headers Screen reader compatibility

Last updated: October 16, 2021

Expected Result: works in a screen reader

Actual Result: causes problems in 27 screen reader / browser combinations

WCAG Technique: H63: Using the scope attribute to associate header cells and data cells in data tables

Code used for this test:


        <table border='1'>
        <caption>Contact Information</caption>
        <tr>
            <td></td>
            <th scope='col'>Name</th>
            <th scope='col'>Phone#</th>
            <th scope='col'>Fax#</th>
            <th scope='col'>City</th>
        </tr><tr>
            <td>1.</td>
            <th scope='row'>Joel Garner</th>
            <td>412-212-5421</td>
            <td>412-212-5400</td>
            <td>Pittsburgh</td>
        </tr><tr>
            <td>2.</td>
            <th scope='row'>Clive Lloyd</th>
            <td>410-306-1420</td>
            <td>410-306-5400</td>
            <td>Baltimore</td>
        </tr><tr>
            <td>3.</td>
            <th scope='row'>Gordon Greenidge</th>
            <td>281-564-6720</td>
            <td>281-511-6600</td>
            <td>Houston</td>
        </tr>
        </table>
    

Reliability Trend

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Change History

Last updated: October 16, 2021

Screen readerBrowserModeNotesWhat the user hears
OK NVDA 2021.2Chrome 94 ReadingColumn headers, but no row headers, announced for TD cells in reading mode, but row headers are announced when using table navigation commands. Table with 4 rows and 5 columns, caption, contact information. Row 1, column 1. Name, column 2, name. Phone number, column 3, phone number. Fax number, column 4, fax number. City, column 5, city. Joel Garner, row 2, column 1, one. Name, column 2, Joel Garner. Phone number, column 3, 412 212 5421. Fax number, column 4, 412 212 5400. City, column 5, Pittsburgh.
OK NVDA 2021.2FF91 ReadingColumn headers, but no row headers, announced for TD cells in reading mode, but row headers are announced when using table navigation commands. Table with 4 rows and 5 columns, caption, contact information. Row 1, column 1. Column 2, name. Column 3, phone number. Column 4, fax number. Column 5, city. Row 2, column 1, one. Name, column 2, Joel Garner. Phone number, column 3, 412 212 5421. Fax number, column 4, 412 212 5400. City, column 5, Pittsburgh
OK NVDA 2021.2Edge 94 ReadingColumn headers, but no row headers, announced for TD cells in reading mode, but row headers are announced when using table navigation commands. Table with 4 rows and 5 columns, caption, contact information. Row 1, column 1. Name, column 2, name. Phone number, column 3, phone number. Fax number, column 4, fax number. City, column 5, city. Joel Garner, row 2, column 1, one. Name, column 2, Joel Garner. Phone number, column 3, 412 212 5421. Fax number, column 4, 412 212 5400. City, column 5, Pittsburgh.
OK NVDA 2020.2Chrome 86 ReadingColumn headers, but no row headers, announced for TD cells in reading mode, but row headers are announced when using table navigation commands. Table with 4 rows and 5 columns, caption, contact information. Row 1, column 1. Name, column 2, name. Phone number, column 3, phone number. Fax number, column 4, fax number. City, column 5, city. Joel Garner, row 2, column 1, one. Name, column 2, Joel Garner. Phone number, column 3, 412 212 5421. Fax number, column 4, 412 212 5400. City, column 5, Pittsburgh.
OK NVDA 2020.2FF78 ReadingColumn headers, but no row headers, announced for TD cells in reading mode, but row headers are announced when using table navigation commands. Table with 4 rows and 5 columns, caption, contact information. Row 1, column 1. Column 2, name. Column 3, phone number. Column 4, fax number. Column 5, city. Row 2, column 1, one. Name, column 2, Joel Garner. Phone number, column 3, 412 212 5421. Fax number, column 4, 412 212 5400. City, column 5, Pittsburgh
OK NVDA 2020.2Edge 92 ReadingColumn headers, but no row headers, announced for TD cells in reading mode, but row headers are announced when using table navigation commands. Table with 4 rows and 5 columns, caption, contact information. Row 1, column 1. Name, column 2, name. Phone number, column 3, phone number. Fax number, column 4, fax number. City, column 5, city. Joel Garner, row 2, column 1, one. Name, column 2, Joel Garner. Phone number, column 3, 412 212 5421. Fax number, column 4, 412 212 5400. City, column 5, Pittsburgh.
OK NVDA 2019.2Chrome 79 Reading Table with 4 rows and 5 columns, contact information. Row 1, column 1. Name, column 2, name. Phone number, column 3, phone number. Fax number, column 4, fax number. City, column 5, city. Joel Garner, row 2, column 1, one. Name, column 2, Joel Garner. Phone number, column 3, 412 212 5421. Fax number, column 4, 412 212 5400. City, column 5, Pittsburgh.
Fail NVDA 2019.2FF68 ReadingColumn headers, but no row headers, announced for TD cells. Table with 4 rows and 5 columns, contact information. Row 1, column 1. Column 2, name. Column 3, phone number. Column 4, fax number. Column 5, city. Row 2, column 1, one. Name, column 2, Joel Garner. Phone number, column 3, 412 212 5421. Fax number, column 4, 412 212 5400. City, column 5, Pittsburgh
Fail NVDA 2019.2IE11 ReadingColumn headers, but no row headers, announced for TD cells. Table with 4 rows and 5 columns, contact information. Row 1, column 1. Column 2, name. Column 3, phone number. Column 4, fax number. Column 5, city. Row 2, column 1, one. Name, column 2, Joel Garner. Phone number, column 3, 412 212 5421. Fax number, column 4, 412 212 5400. City, column 5, Pittsburgh
OK NVDA 2018.4Chrome 73 Reading Table with 4 rows and 5 columns, contact information. Row 1, column 1. Name, column 2, name. Phone number, column 3, phone number. Fax number, column 4, fax number. City, column 5, city. Joel Garner, row 2, column 1, one. Name, column 2, Joel Garner. Phone number, column 3, 412 212 5421. Fax number, column 4, 412 212 5400. City, column 5, Pittsburgh.
Fail NVDA 2018.4FF60 ReadingColumn headers, but no row headers, announced for TD cells. Table with 4 rows and 5 columns, contact information. Row 1, column 1. Column 2, name. Column 3, phone number. Column 4, fax number. Column 5, city. Row 2, column 1, one. Name, column 2, Joel Garner. Phone number, column 3, 412 212 5421. Fax number, column 4, 412 212 5400. City, column 5, Pittsburgh
Fail NVDA 2018.4IE11 ReadingColumn headers, but no row headers, announced for TD cells. Table with 4 rows and 5 columns, contact information. Row 1, column 1. Column 2, name. Column 3, phone number. Column 4, fax number. Column 5, city. Row 2, column 1, one. Name, column 2, Joel Garner. Phone number, column 3, 412 212 5421. Fax number, column 4, 412 212 5400. City, column 5, Pittsburgh
Fail NVDA 2017.3FF60 ReadingColumn headers, but no row headers, announced for TD cells. Table with 4 rows and 5 columns, contact information. Row 1, column 1. Column 2, name. Column 3, phone number. Column 4, fax number. Column 5, city. Row 2, column 1, one. Name, column 2, Joel Garner. Phone number, column 3, 412 212 5421. Fax number, column 4, 412 212 5400. City, column 5, Pittsburgh
Fail NVDA 2017.3IE11 ReadingColumn headers, but no row headers, announced for TD cells. Table with 4 rows and 5 columns, contact information. Row 1, column 1. Column 2, name. Column 3, phone number. Column 4, fax number. Column 5, city. Row 2, column 1, one. Name, column 2, Joel Garner. Phone number, column 3, 412 212 5421. Fax number, column 4, 412 212 5400. City, column 5, Pittsburgh
Fail NVDA 2016.2FF48 ReadingColumn headers, but no row headers, announced for TD cells. Table with 4 rows and 5 columns, contact information. Row 1, column 1. Column 2, name. Column 3, phone number. Column 4, fax number. Column 5, city. Row 2, column 1, one. Name, column 2, Joel Garner. Phone number, column 3, 412 212 5421. Fax number, column 4, 412 212 5400. City, column 5, Pittsburgh
Fail NVDA 2016.2IE11 ReadingColumn headers, but no row headers, announced for TD cells. Table with 4 rows and 5 columns, contact information. Row 1, column 1. Column 2, name. Column 3, phone number. Column 4, fax number. Column 5, city. Row 2, column 1, one. Name, column 2, Joel Garner. Phone number, column 3, 412 212 5421. Fax number, column 4, 412 212 5400. City, column 5, Pittsburgh
Fail NVDA 2015.2FF41 ReadingColumn headers, but no row headers, announced for TD cells. Table with 4 rows and 5 columns, contact information. Row 1, column 1. Column 2, name. Column 3, phone. Column 4, fax. Column 5, city. Row 2, column 1, one. Name, column 2, Joel Garner. Phone, column 3, 412 212 5421. Fax, column 4, 412 212 5400. City, column 5, Pittsburgh
Fail NVDA 2015.2IE11 ReadingColumn headers, but no row headers, announced for TD cells. Table with 4 rows and 5 columns, contact information. Row 1, column 1. Column 2, name. Column 3, phone. Column 4, fax. Column 5, city. Row 2, column 1, one. Name, column 2, Joel Garner. Phone, column 3, 412 212 5421. Fax, column 4, 412 212 5400. City, column 5, Pittsburgh
Fail NVDA 2014.1FF41 ReadingColumn headers, but no row headers, announced for TD cells. Table with 4 rows and 5 columns, contact information. Row 1, column 1. Column 2, name. Column 3, phone. Column 4, fax. Column 5, city. Row 2, column 1, one. Name, column 2, Joel Garner. Phone, column 3, 412 212 5421. Fax, column 4, 412 212 5400. City, column 5, Pittsburgh
Fail NVDA 2014.1IE11 ReadingColumn headers, but no row headers, announced for TD cells. Table with 4 rows and 5 columns, contact information. Row 1, column 1. Column 2, name. Column 3, phone. Column 4, fax. Column 5, city. Row 2, column 1, one. Name, column 2, Joel Garner. Phone, column 3, 412 212 5421. Fax, column 4, 412 212 5400. City, column 5, Pittsburgh
OK JAWS 2021.2107.12Chrome 94 ReadingRow header read out along with column header for cells when using table navigation commands. Table with 5 columns and 4 rows. Contact information. Blank (column 1, row 1, blank). Blank. Name (column 2, row 1, name). Phone number (column 3, row 1, phone number). Fax number (column 4, row 1, fax number). City (column 5, row 1, city). One (column 1, row 2, one). Joel Garner (column 2, row 2, name, Joel Garner). 412 212 5421 (column 3, row 2, phone number, Joel Garner, 412 212 5421). 412 212 5400 (column 4, row 2, fax number, Joel Garner, 412 212 5400). Pittsburgh (column 5, row 2, city, Joel Garner, Pittsburgh)
OK JAWS 2021.2107.12FF91 ReadingRow header read out along with column header for cells when using table navigation commands. Table with 5 columns and 4 rows. Contact information. Blank (column 1, row 1, blank). Name (column 2, row 1, name). Phone number (column 3, row 1, phone number). Fax number (column 4, row 1, fax number). City (column 5, row 1, city). One (column 1, row 2, one). Joel Garner (column 2, row 2, name, Joel Garner). 412 212 5421 (column 3, row 2, phone number, Joel Garner, 412 212 5421). 412 212 5400 (column 4, row 2, fax number, Joel Garner, 412 212 5400). Pittsburgh (column 5, row 2, city, Joel Garner, Pittsburgh)
OK JAWS 2021.2107.12Edge 94 ReadingRow header read out along with column header for cells when using table navigation commands. Table with 5 columns and 4 rows. Contact information. Blank (column 1, row 1, blank). Blank. Name (column 2, row 1, name). Phone number (column 3, row 1, phone number). Fax number (column 4, row 1, fax number). City (column 5, row 1, city). One (column 1, row 2, one). Joel Garner (column 2, row 2, name, Joel Garner). 412-212-5421 (column 3, row 2, phone number, Joel Garner, 412-212-5421). 412-212-5400 (column 4, row 2, fax number, Joel Garner, 412-212-5400). Pittsburgh (column 5, row 2, city, Joel Garner, Pittsburgh)
OK JAWS 2020.2008.24Chrome 86 ReadingRow header read out along with column header for cells when using table navigation commands. Table with 5 columns and 4 rows. Contact information. Blank (column 1, row 1, blank). Blank. Name (column 2, row 1, name). Phone number (column 3, row 1, phone number). Fax number (column 4, row 1, fax number). City (column 5, row 1, city). One (column 1, row 2, one). Joel Garner (column 2, row 2, name, Joel Garner). 412 212 5421 (column 3, row 2, phone number, Joel Garner, 412 212 5421). 412 212 5400 (column 4, row 2, fax number, Joel Garner, 412 212 5400). Pittsburgh (column 5, row 2, city, Joel Garner, Pittsburgh)
OK JAWS 2020.2008.24FF78 ReadingRow header read out along with column header for cells when using table navigation commands. Table with 5 columns and 4 rows. Contact information. Blank (column 1, row 1, blank). Name (column 2, row 1, name). Phone number (column 3, row 1, phone number). Fax number (column 4, row 1, fax number). City (column 5, row 1, city). One (column 1, row 2, one). Joel Garner (column 2, row 2, name, Joel Garner). 412 212 5421 (column 3, row 2, phone number, Joel Garner, 412 212 5421). 412 212 5400 (column 4, row 2, fax number, Joel Garner, 412 212 5400). Pittsburgh (column 5, row 2, city, Joel Garner, Pittsburgh)
OK JAWS 2020.2008.24Edge 92 ReadingRow header read out along with column header for cells when using table navigation commands. Table with 5 columns and 4 rows. Contact information. Blank (column 1, row 1, blank). Blank. Name (column 2, row 1, name). Phone number (column 3, row 1, phone number). Fax number (column 4, row 1, fax number). City (column 5, row 1, city). One (column 1, row 2, one). Joel Garner (column 2, row 2, name, Joel Garner). 412-212-5421 (column 3, row 2, phone number, Joel Garner, 412-212-5421). 412-212-5400 (column 4, row 2, fax number, Joel Garner, 412-212-5400). Pittsburgh (column 5, row 2, city, Joel Garner, Pittsburgh)
OK JAWS 2019.1912.1Chrome 79 ReadingRow header read out along with column header for cells. Table with 5 columns and 4 rows. Contact information. Blank (column 1, row 1, blank). Name (column 2, row 1, name). Phone number (column 3, row 1, phone number). Fax number (column 4, row 1, fax number). City (column 5, row 1, city). One (column 1, row 2, one). Joel Garner (column 2, row 2, name, Joel Garner). 412 212 5421 (column 3, row 2, phone number, Joel Garner, 412 212 5421). 412 212 5400 (column 4, row 2, fax number, Joel Garner, 412 212 5400). Pittsburgh (column 5, row 2, city, Joel Garner, Pittsburgh)
OK JAWS 2019.1912.1FF68 ReadingRow header read out along with column header for cells. Table with 5 columns and 4 rows. Contact information. Blank (column 1, row 1, blank). Name (column 2, row 1, name). Phone number (column 3, row 1, phone number). Fax number (column 4, row 1, fax number). City (column 5, row 1, city). One (column 1, row 2, one). Joel Garner (column 2, row 2, name, Joel Garner). 412 212 5421 (column 3, row 2, phone number, Joel Garner, 412 212 5421). 412 212 5400 (column 4, row 2, fax number, Joel Garner, 412 212 5400). Pittsburgh (column 5, row 2, city, Joel Garner, Pittsburgh)
OK JAWS 2019.1912.1IE11 ReadingRow header read out along with column header for cells. Table with 5 columns and 4 rows. Contact information. Blank (column 1, row 1, blank). Name (column 2, row 1, name). Phone number (column 3, row 1, phone number). Fax number (column 4, row 1, fax number). City (column 5, row 1, city). One (column 1, row 2, one). Joel Garner (column 2, row 2, name, Joel Garner). 412-212-5421 (column 3, row 2, phone number, Joel Garner, 412-212-5421). 412-212-5400 (column 4, row 2, fax number, Joel Garner, 412-212-5400). Pittsburgh (column 5, row 2, city, Joel Garner, Pittsburgh)
OK JAWS 2018.1811.2Chrome 73 ReadingRow header read out along with column header for cells. Table with 5 columns and 4 rows. Contact information. Blank (column 1, row 1, blank). Name (column 2, row 1, name). Phone number (column 3, row 1, phone number). Fax number (column 4, row 1, fax number). City (column 5, row 1, city). One (column 1, row 2, one). Joel Garner (column 2, row 2, name, Joel Garner). 412 212 5421 (column 3, row 2, phone number, Joel Garner, 412 212 5421). 412 212 5400 (column 4, row 2, fax number, Joel Garner, 412 212 5400). Pittsburgh (column 5, row 2, city, Joel Garner, Pittsburgh)
OK JAWS 2018.1811.2FF60 ReadingRow header read out along with column header for cells. Table with 5 columns and 4 rows. Contact information. Blank (column 1, row 1, blank). Name (column 2, row 1, name). Phone number (column 3, row 1, phone number). Fax number (column 4, row 1, fax number). City (column 5, row 1, city). One (column 1, row 2, one). Joel Garner (column 2, row 2, name, Joel Garner). 412 212 5421 (column 3, row 2, phone number, Joel Garner, 412 212 5421). 412 212 5400 (column 4, row 2, fax number, Joel Garner, 412 212 5400). Pittsburgh (column 5, row 2, city, Joel Garner, Pittsburgh)
OK JAWS 2018.1811.2IE11 ReadingRow header read out along with column header for cells. Table with 5 columns and 4 rows. Contact information. Blank (column 1, row 1, blank). Name (column 2, row 1, name). Phone number (column 3, row 1, phone number). Fax number (column 4, row 1, fax number). City (column 5, row 1, city). One (column 1, row 2, one). Joel Garner (column 2, row 2, name, Joel Garner). 412-212-5421 (column 3, row 2, phone number, Joel Garner, 412-212-5421). 412-212-5400 (column 4, row 2, fax number, Joel Garner, 412-212-5400). Pittsburgh (column 5, row 2, city, Joel Garner, Pittsburgh)
OK JAWS 18.0.5038FF52 ReadingRow header read out along with column header for cells. Table with 5 columns and 4 rows. Contact information. Blank (column 1, row 1, blank). Name (column 2, row 1, name). Phone number (column 3, row 1, phone number). Fax number (column 4, row 1, fax number). City (column 5, row 1, city). One (column 1, row 2, one). Joel Garner (column 2, row 2, name, Joel Garner). 412 212 5421 (column 3, row 2, phone number, Joel Garner, 412 212 5421). 412 212 5400 (column 4, row 2, fax number, Joel Garner, 412 212 5400). Pittsburgh (column 5, row 2, city, Joel Garner, Pittsburgh)
OK JAWS 18.0.5038IE11 ReadingRow header read out along with column header for cells. Table with 5 columns and 4 rows. Contact information. Blank (column 1, row 1, blank). Name (column 2, row 1, name). Phone number (column 3, row 1, phone number). Fax number (column 4, row 1, fax number). City (column 5, row 1, city). One (column 1, row 2, one). Joel Garner (column 2, row 2, name, Joel Garner). 412-212-5421 (column 3, row 2, phone number, Joel Garner, 412-212-5421). 412-212-5400 (column 4, row 2, fax number, Joel Garner, 412-212-5400). Pittsburgh (column 5, row 2, city, Joel Garner, Pittsburgh)
OK JAWS 17.0.2619FF48 ReadingRow header read out along with column header for cells. Table with 5 columns and 4 rows. Contact information. Blank (column 1, row 1, blank). Name (column 2, row 1, name). Phone number (column 3, row 1, phone number). Fax number (column 4, row 1, fax number). City (column 5, row 1, city). One (column 1, row 2, one). Joel Garner (column 2, row 2, name, Joel Garner). 412 212 5421 (column 3, row 2, phone number, Joel Garner, 412 212 5421). 412 212 5400 (column 4, row 2, fax number, Joel Garner, 412 212 5400). Pittsburgh (column 5, row 2, city, Joel Garner, Pittsburgh)
OK JAWS 17.0.2619IE11 ReadingRow header read out along with column header for cells. Table with 5 columns and 4 rows. Contact information. Blank (column 1, row 1, blank). Name (column 2, row 1, name). Phone number (column 3, row 1, phone number). Fax number (column 4, row 1, fax number). City (column 5, row 1, city). One (column 1, row 2, one). Joel Garner (column 2, row 2, name, Joel Garner). 412 212 5421 (column 3, row 2, phone number, Joel Garner, 412 212 5421). 412 212 5400 (column 4, row 2, fax number, Joel Garner, 412 212 5400). Pittsburgh (column 5, row 2, city, Joel Garner, Pittsburgh)
OK JAWS 16.0.4350FF41 ReadingRow header read out along with column header for cells. Table with 5 columns and 4 rows. Contact information. Blank (column 1, row 1, blank). Name (column 2, row 1, name). Phone number (column 3, row 1, phone number). Fax number (column 4, row 1, fax number). City (column 5, row 1, city). One (column 1, row 2, one). Joel Garner (column 2, row 2, name, Joel Garner). 412 212 5421 (column 3, row 2, phone number, Joel Garner, 412 212 5421). 412 212 5400 (column 4, row 2, fax number, Joel Garner, 412 212 5400). Pittsburgh (column 5, row 2, city, Joel Garner, Pittsburgh)
OK JAWS 16.0.4350IE11 ReadingRow header read out along with column header for cells. Table with 5 columns and 4 rows. Contact information. Blank (column 1, row 1, blank). Name (column 2, row 1, name). Phone number (column 3, row 1, phone number). Fax number (column 4, row 1, fax number). City (column 5, row 1, city). One (column 1, row 2, one). Joel Garner (column 2, row 2, name, Joel Garner). 412 212 5421 (column 3, row 2, phone number, Joel Garner, 412 212 5421). 412 212 5400 (column 4, row 2, fax number, Joel Garner, 412 212 5400). Pittsburgh (column 5, row 2, city, Joel Garner, Pittsburgh)
OK JAWS 15.0.9023FF41 ReadingRow header read out along with column header for cells. Table with 5 columns and 4 rows. Contact information. Blank (column 1, row 1, blank). Name (column 2, row 1, name). Phone number (column 3, row 1, phone number). Fax number (column 4, row 1, fax number). City (column 5, row 1, city). One (column 1, row 2, one). Joel Garner (column 2, row 2, name, Joel Garner). 412 212 5421 (column 3, row 2, phone, Joel Garner, 412 212 5421). 412 212 5400 (column 4, row 2, fax, Joel Garner, 412 212 5400). Pittsburgh (column 5, row 2, city, Joel Garner, Pittsburgh)
OK JAWS 15.0.9023IE11 ReadingRow header read out along with column header for cells. Table with 5 columns and 4 rows. Contact information. Blank (column 1, row 1, blank). Name (column 2, row 1, name). Phone number (column 3, row 1, phone number). Fax number (column 4, row 1, fax number). City (column 5, row 1, city). One (column 1, row 2, one). Joel Garner (column 2, row 2, name, Joel Garner). 412 212 5421 (column 3, row 2, phone number, Joel Garner, 412 212 5421). 412 212 5400 (column 4, row 2, fax number, Joel Garner, 412 212 5400). Pittsburgh (column 5, row 2, city, Joel Garner, Pittsburgh)
OK JAWS 14.0.9002FF41 ReadingRow header read out along with column header for cells. Table with 5 columns and 4 rows. Contact information. Blank (column 1, row 1, blank). Name (column 2, row 1, name). Phone number (column 3, row 1, phone number). Fax number (column 4, row 1, fax number). City (column 5, row 1, city). One (column 1, row 2, one). Joel Garner (column 2, row 2, name, Joel Garner). 412 212 5421 (column 3, row 2, phone, Joel Garner, 412 212 5421). 412 212 5400 (column 4, row 2, fax, Joel Garner, 412 212 5400). Pittsburgh (column 5, row 2, city, Joel Garner, Pittsburgh)
OK JAWS 14.0.9002IE11 ReadingRow header read out along with column header for cells. Table with 5 columns and 4 rows. Contact information. Blank (column 1, row 1, blank). Name (column 2, row 1, name). Phone number (column 3, row 1, phone number). Fax number (column 4, row 1, fax number). City (column 5, row 1, city). One (column 1, row 2, one). Joel Garner (column 2, row 2, name, Joel Garner). 412 212 5421 (column 3, row 2, phone number, Joel Garner, 412 212 5421). 412 212 5400 (column 4, row 2, fax number, Joel Garner, 412 212 5400). Pittsburgh (column 5, row 2, city, Joel Garner, Pittsburgh)
OK WindowEyes 9.2IE11Table Table, 4 rows, 5 columns, contact information. Name. Phone. Fax. City. One. Name, Joel Garner. Phone, 412 212 5421. Fax, 412 212 5400. City, Pittsburgh. Two. Name, Clive Lloyd. Phone, 410 306 1420. Fax, 410 306 5400. City, Baltimore.
Fail WindowEyes 8.4IE11TableScope has no effect - header for name column ignored. Table 14, contact information start, 4 rows, 5 columns. (Table 14, contact information, on R one C one) Name. Phone. Fax. City. One. Joel Garner. Phone, 412 212 5421. Fax, 412 212 5400. City, Pittsburgh. Two. Clive Lloyd. Phone, 410 306 1420. Fax, 410 306 5400. City, Baltimore.
Fail VoiceOver macOS 11.5Safari 15.0 ReadingRow header not read out along with column header for cells (same result with and without scope). Contact information, table, 5 columns, 4 rows. Blank, column 1 of 5. Name, column 2 of 5. Phone number, column 3 of 5. Fax number, column 4 of 5. City, column 5 of 5. Row 2 of 4, one, column 1 of 5. Name, Joel Garner, column 2 of 5. Phone, 412 212 5421, column 3 of 5. Fax, 412 212 5400, column 4 of 5. City, Pittsburgh, column 5 of 5. Row 3 of 4, two, column 1 of 5. Name, Clive Lloyd, column 2 of 5. Phone, 410 306 1420, column 3 of 5. Fax, 410 306 5400, column 4 of 5. City, Baltimore, column 5 of 5.
Fail VoiceOver macOS 10.15Safari 14.1 ReadingRow header not read out along with column header for cells (same result with and without scope). Contact information, table, 5 columns, 4 rows. Blank, column 1 of 5. Name, column 2 of 5. Phone number, column 3 of 5. Fax number, column 4 of 5. City, column 5 of 5. Row 2 of 4, one, column 1 of 5. Name, Joel Garner, column 2 of 5. Phone, 412 212 5421, column 3 of 5. Fax, 412 212 5400, column 4 of 5. City, Pittsburgh, column 5 of 5. Row 3 of 4, two, column 1 of 5. Name, Clive Lloyd, column 2 of 5. Phone, 410 306 1420, column 3 of 5. Fax, 410 306 5400, column 4 of 5. City, Baltimore, column 5 of 5.
Fail VoiceOver macOS 10.14Safari 13.0 ReadingRow header not read out along with column header for cells (same result with and without scope). Contact information, table, 5 columns, 4 rows. Blank, column 1 of 5. Name, column 2 of 5. Phone number, column 3 of 5. Fax number, column 4 of 5. City, column 5 of 5. Row 2 of 4, one, column 1 of 5. Name, Joel Garner, column 2 of 5. Phone, 412 212 5421, column 3 of 5. Fax, 412 212 5400, column 4 of 5. City, Pittsburgh, column 5 of 5. Row 3 of 4, two, column 1 of 5. Name, Clive Lloyd, column 2 of 5. Phone, 410 306 1420, column 3 of 5. Fax, 410 306 5400, column 4 of 5. City, Baltimore, column 5 of 5.
Fail VoiceOver macOS 10.13Safari 12.1 ReadingRow header not read out along with column header for cells (same result with and without scope). Contact information, table, 5 columns, 4 rows. Blank, column 1 of 5. Name, column 2 of 5. Phone number, column 3 of 5. Fax number, column 4 of 5. City, column 5 of 5. Row 2 of 4, one, column 1 of 5. Name, Joel Garner, column 2 of 5. Phone, 412 212 5421, column 3 of 5. Fax, 412 212 5400, column 4 of 5. City, Pittsburgh, column 5 of 5. Row 3 of 4, two, column 1 of 5. Name, Clive Lloyd, column 2 of 5. Phone, 410 306 1420, column 3 of 5. Fax, 410 306 5400, column 4 of 5. City, Baltimore, column 5 of 5.
Fail VoiceOver macOS 10.12Safari 10.1.2 ReadingRow header not read out along with column header for cells (same result with and without scope). Contact information, table, 5 columns, 4 rows. Blank, column 1 of 5. Name, column 2 of 5. Phone number, column 3 of 5. Fax number, column 4 of 5. City, column 5 of 5. Row 2 of 4 name, one, column 1 of 5. Name, Joel Garner, column 2 of 5. Phone, 412 212 5421, column 3 of 5. Fax, 412 212 5400, column 4 of 5. City, Pittsburgh, column 5 of 5. Row 3 of 4 name, two, column 1 of 5. Name, Clive Lloyd, column 2 of 5. Phone, 410 306 1420, column 3 of 5. Fax, 410 306 5400, column 4 of 5. City, Baltimore, column 5 of 5.
Fail VoiceOver macOS 10.11Safari 9.1.2 ReadingRow header not read out along with column header for cells (same result with and without scope). Contact information, table, 5 columns, 4 rows. Blank, column 1 of 5. Name, column 2 of 5. Phone number, column 3 of 5. Fax number, column 4 of 5. City, column 5 of 5. Row 2 of 4 name, one, column 1 of 5. Name, Joel Garner, column 2 of 5. Phone, 412 212 5421, column 3 of 5. Fax, 412 212 5400, column 4 of 5. City, Pittsburgh, column 5 of 5. Row 3 of 4 name, two, column 1 of 5. Name, Clive Lloyd, column 2 of 5. Phone, 410 306 1420, column 3 of 5. Fax, 410 306 5400, column 4 of 5. City, Baltimore, column 5 of 5.
Fail VoiceOver macOS 10.10Safari 9.0.1 ReadingRow header not read out along with column header for cells (same result with and without scope). Contact information, table, 5 columns, 4 rows. Blank, column 1 of 5. Name name, column 2 of 5. Phone, phone number, column 3 of 5. Fax, fax number, column 4 of 5. City, city, column 5 of 5. Row 2 of 4 name, one, column 1 of 5. Name, Joel Garner, column 2 of 5. Phone, 412 212 5421, column 3 of 5. Fax, 412 212 5400, column 4 of 5. City, Pittsburgh, column 5 of 5. Row 3 of 4 name, two, column 1 of 5. Name, Clive Lloyd, column 2 of 5. Phone, 410 306 1420, column 3 of 5. Fax, 410 306 5400, column 4 of 5. City, Baltimore, column 5 of 5.
Fail VoiceOver iOS 14.7Safari iOS 14.7TouchIncomprehenisible - doesn't read any cell headings, and reads out meaningless row number for caption. Contact information, row -90020023372036854775808, table start, 4 rows, 5 columns. Name, row header, row 1 column 2. Phone hash symbol, row 1 column 3. Fax hash symbol, row 1 column 4. City, row 1 column 5. One, row 2 column 1. Joel Garner, row 2 column 2. 412 212 5421, row 2 column 3. 412 212 5400, row 2 column 4. Pittsburgh, row 2 column 5. Two, row 3 column 1. Clive Lloyd, row 3 column 2. 410 306 1420, row 3 column 3. 410 306 5400, row 3 column 4. Baltimore, row 3 column 5.
Fail VoiceOver iOS 13.3Safari iOS 13.3TouchIncomprehenisible - doesn't read any cell headings, and reads out meaningless row number for caption. Contact information, row -90020023372036854775808, table start, 4 rows, 5 columns. Name, row header, row 1 column 2. Phone hash symbol, row 1 column 3. Fax hash symbol, row 1 column 4. City, row 1 column 5. One, row 2 column 1. Joel Garner, row 2 column 2. 412 212 5421, row 2 column 3. 412 212 5400, row 2 column 4. Pittsburgh, row 2 column 5. Two, row 3 column 1. Clive Lloyd, row 3 column 2. 410 306 1420, row 3 column 3. 410 306 5400, row 3 column 4. Baltimore, row 3 column 5.
Fail VoiceOver iOS 12.4Safari iOS 12.4TouchIncomprehenisible - doesn't read any cell headings. Contact information, table start, 4 rows, 5 columns. Name, row 1 column 2. Phone hash symbol, row 1 column 3. Fax hash symbol, row 1 column 4. City, row 1 column 5. One, row 2 column 1. Joel Garner, row 2 column 2. 412 212 5421, row 2 column 3. 412 212 5400, row 2 column 4. Pittsburgh, row 2 column 5. Two, row 3 column 1. Clive Lloyd, row 3 column 2. 410 306 1420, row 3 column 3. 410 306 5400, row 3 column 4. Baltimore, row 3 column 5.
Fail VoiceOver iOS 11.4Safari iOS 11.4TouchIncomprehenisible - doesn't read any cell headings. Contact information, table start, 4 rows, 5 columns. Name, row 1 column 2. Phone hash symbol, row 1 column 3. Fax hash symbol, row 1 column 4. City, row 1 column 5. One, row 2 column 1. Joel Garner, row 2 column 2. 412 212 5421, row 2 column 3. 412 212 5400, row 2 column 4. Pittsburgh, row 2 column 5. Two, row 3 column 1. Clive Lloyd, row 3 column 2. 410 306 1420, row 3 column 3. 410 306 5400, row 3 column 4. Baltimore, row 3 column 5.
Fail VoiceOver iOS 10.3Safari iOS 10.3TouchIncomprehenisible - reads out the wrong headings for cells (same result with and without scope). Contact information, table start, 4 rows, 5 columns. Phone hash symbol, name, row 1, column 2. Fax hash symbol, phone hash symbol, column 3. City, fax hash symbol, column 4. City, column 5. Name, one, row 2, column 1. Phone hash symbol, Joel Garner, column 2. Fax hash symbol, 412 212 5421, column 3. City, 412 212 5400, column 4. Pittsburgh, column 5. Name, two, row 3, column 1. Phone hash symbol, Clive Lloyd, column 2. Fax hash symbol, 410 306 1420, column 3. City, 410 306 5400, column 4. Baltimore, column 5.
Fail VoiceOver iOS 9.1Safari iOS 9.1TouchIncomprehenisible - reads out the wrong headings for cells (same result with and without scope). Contact information, table start. Phone number, name. Fax number, phone number. City, fax number. City. Name, one. Phone number, Joel Garner. Fax number, 412 212 5421. City, 412 212 5400. Pittsburgh. Name, two. Phone number, Clive Lloyd. Fax number, 410 306 1420. City, 410 306 5400. Baltimore.
Fail VoiceOver iOS 8.4Safari iOS 8.4TouchIncomprehenisible - reads out the wrong headings for cells. Phone number, name, table start. Fax number, phone number. City, fax number. City. Name, one. Phone number, Joel Garner. Fax number, 412 212 5421. City, 412 212 5400. Pittsburgh. Name, two. Phone number, Clive Lloyd. Fax number, 410 306 1420. City, 410 306 5400. Baltimore.

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Test notes

All tests were carried out with screen reader factory settings. JAWS in particular has a wide variety of settings controlling exactly what gets spoken.

Screen readers allow users to interact in different modes, and can produce very different results in each mode. The modes used in these tests are:

In the "What the user hears" column: