FW: [win10] Labeling tables with Nvda


 

Hi,

Can anyone help this person? Thanks.

Cheers,

joseph

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io [mailto:win10@win10.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ashley Coleman
Sent: Friday, October 14, 2016 8:36 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: [win10] Labeling tables with Nvda

 

Hey all

I hope you all are doing well.

 

Does anyone know how to label columns in tables so that NVDA reads the title of the cell? If that makes any since.

Thanks.

 

 

Thank you

Ashley Coleman

Blinkie Chicks Social Media Manager and Blogger

Find us on the web at:

http://blinkiechicks.com/

 


Cearbhall O'Meadhra
 

Ashley,

 

It would help to know if you are using Word or Excel.

 

Assuming you are using Excel:

 

Check the table and see if there are any blank columns in it. Sighted users sometimes like to leave blank columns between blocks of data to make them visually clearer NVDA will label a contiguous set of columns i.e. no blank columns between them.  You can set these by placing the cursor in the leftmost cell of the title row and pressing NVDA+shift+c.

 

You can label each column that is separated by doing the same keystroke in its top cell. NVDA will then call out the heading of the orphan column , leave the blank column silent, and report all the headings of the columns that are touching each other.

 

The same applies to the row heading, Place the cursor in the top left corner of the table if there are no blank column titles in the header row and press NVDA+shift+r to define the column that contains the row names.

 

Tip:

If there are any blank columns you can always place a hyphen (-) or some other minor character in the blank header cell and this will cause NVDA to treat the entire row as relating to the left most column items even if the second column remains blank below the header row.  

 

If you are using Word then this extract from the NVDA user manual should help you:

8.1.1. Automatic Column and Row Header Reading

NVDA is able to automatically announce appropriate row and column headers when navigating around tables in Microsoft Word. This firstly requires that the Report Table row / column headers option In NVDA's Document Formatting dialog be turned on. Secondly, NVDA needs to know which row or column contains the headers in any given table. After moving to the first cell in the column or row containing the headers, use one of the following commands:

Name

Key

Description

Set column headers

NVDA+shift+c

Pressing this once tells NVDA this is the first header cell in the row that contains column headers, which should be automatically announced when moving between columns below this row. Pressing twice will clear the setting.

Set row headers

NVDA+shift+r

Pressing this once tells NVDA this is the first header cell in the column that contains row headers, which should be automatically announced when moving between rows after this column. Pressing twice will clear the setting.

These settings will be stored in the document as bookmarks compatible with other Screen Readers such as Jaws. This means that users of other screen readers who open this document at a later date will automatically have the row and column headers already set.

 

 

All the best,

 

Cearbhall

 

m +353 (0)833323487 Ph: _353 (0)1-2864623 e: cearbhall.omeadhra@...

 

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Friday, October 14, 2016 4:59 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] FW: [win10] Labeling tables with Nvda

 

Hi,

Can anyone help this person? Thanks.

Cheers,

joseph

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io [mailto:win10@win10.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ashley Coleman
Sent: Friday, October 14, 2016 8:36 AM
To:
win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: [win10] Labeling tables with Nvda

 

Hey all

I hope you all are doing well.

 

Does anyone know how to label columns in tables so that NVDA reads the title of the cell? If that makes any since.

Thanks.

 

 

Thank you

Ashley Coleman

Blinkie Chicks Social Media Manager and Blogger

Find us on the web at:

http://blinkiechicks.com/

 


Albert Ruel
 

Hi all.  I’ve just tested the below steps with both JAWS and NVDA.  I did this in MS Word 2013. 

 

1.1       Use the Bookmark Feature to Have Row and Column Headers Read for JAWS Users

 

You can make Microsoft Word table headers read automatically for JAWS and MAGic keyboard users by adding bookmarks to the table with certain phrases. This is an accessibility and usability feature of JAWS that uses the bookmark feature of Word. 

 

Open a table practice document to create row and column headers using the Bookmark feature in Microsoft Word.

 

1.2       To insert a Table in an MS Word document do the following:

 

1.     Place your Curser where you want the Table to appear. 

2.     Open the Insert Menu and Tab to Table and press Enter. 

3.     Using your Arrow keys move down and to the right to select the number of rows and columns for your Table, then press Enter to complete the task. 

 

2          Tables with both Row and Column Headers:

 

To make row and column headers in tables accessible to users of JAWS 6.0 or later, start Microsoft Word and open the document containing the table. 

 

2.1       If the table has both row and column headers:

 

list of 3 items

1. Place the insertion point in a cell where the row and column containing the headers meet.

2. Open the Insert menu (ALT+N) and choose Bookmark (K).

3. Type "Title" without the quotes and press ENTER.

list end

 

2.2       Tables with only Row Headers

1. Place the insertion point in any cell within the column containing the headers.

2. Open the Insert menu (ALT+N) and choose Bookmark (K).

3. Type "RowTitle" without the quotes and press ENTER.

 

2.3       Tables with only Column Headers

1. Place the insertion point in any cell within the row containing the headers.

2. Open the Insert menu (ALT+N) and choose Bookmark (K).

3. Type "ColumnTitle" without the quotes and press ENTER.

 

2.3.1     TIP: DO NOT PLACE A BOOKMARK IN EACH CELL THAT CONTAINS A HEADER. JAWS RECOGNIZES ALL CELLS IN THE MARKED ROW AND/OR COLUMN AS A HEADER. 

 

3          Documents with Multiple Tables

 

Microsoft Word does not allow two bookmarks to use the same name. If there is more than one table in your document, add a number or descriptive word to

the end of the bookmark text used to indicate headers. For example:

 

Title_1

RowTitle_Revenue

ColumnTitle_Expenses

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Friday, October 14, 2016 8:59 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] FW: [win10] Labeling tables with Nvda

 

Hi,

Can anyone help this person? Thanks.

Cheers,

joseph

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io [mailto:win10@win10.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ashley Coleman
Sent: Friday, October 14, 2016 8:36 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: [win10] Labeling tables with Nvda

 

Hey all

I hope you all are doing well.

 

Does anyone know how to label columns in tables so that NVDA reads the title of the cell? If that makes any since.

Thanks.

 

 

Thank you

Ashley Coleman

Blinkie Chicks Social Media Manager and Blogger

Find us on the web at:

http://blinkiechicks.com/

 


slery <slerythema@...>
 

Thank you so much for this information. I was wondering if such a thing was possible.

 

Filing this away in my help folder.

Cindy

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Cearbhall O'Meadhra
Sent: Friday, October 14, 2016 1:10 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] FW: [win10] Labeling tables with Nvda

 

Ashley,

 

It would help to know if you are using Word or Excel.

 

Assuming you are using Excel:

 

Check the table and see if there are any blank columns in it. Sighted users sometimes like to leave blank columns between blocks of data to make them visually clearer NVDA will label a contiguous set of columns i.e. no blank columns between them.  You can set these by placing the cursor in the leftmost cell of the title row and pressing NVDA+shift+c.

 

You can label each column that is separated by doing the same keystroke in its top cell. NVDA will then call out the heading of the orphan column , leave the blank column silent, and report all the headings of the columns that are touching each other.

 

The same applies to the row heading, Place the cursor in the top left corner of the table if there are no blank column titles in the header row and press NVDA+shift+r to define the column that contains the row names.

 

Tip:

If there are any blank columns you can always place a hyphen (-) or some other minor character in the blank header cell and this will cause NVDA to treat the entire row as relating to the left most column items even if the second column remains blank below the header row.  

 

If you are using Word then this extract from the NVDA user manual should help you:

 

8.1.1. Automatic Column and Row Header Reading

NVDA is able to automatically announce appropriate row and column headers when navigating around tables in Microsoft Word. This firstly requires that the Report Table row / column headers option In NVDA's Document Formatting dialog be turned on. Secondly, NVDA needs to know which row or column contains the headers in any given table. After moving to the first cell in the column or row containing the headers, use one of the following commands:

Name

Key

Description

Set column headers

NVDA+shift+c

Pressing this once tells NVDA this is the first header cell in the row that contains column headers, which should be automatically announced when moving between columns below this row. Pressing twice will clear the setting.

Set row headers

NVDA+shift+r

Pressing this once tells NVDA this is the first header cell in the column that contains row headers, which should be automatically announced when moving between rows after this column. Pressing twice will clear the setting.

These settings will be stored in the document as bookmarks compatible with other Screen Readers such as Jaws. This means that users of other screen readers who open this document at a later date will automatically have the row and column headers already set.

 

 

All the best,

 

Cearbhall

 

m +353 (0)833323487 Ph: _353 (0)1-2864623 e: cearbhall.omeadhra@...

 

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Friday, October 14, 2016 4:59 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] FW: [win10] Labeling tables with Nvda

 

Hi,

Can anyone help this person? Thanks.

Cheers,

joseph

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io [mailto:win10@win10.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ashley Coleman
Sent: Friday, October 14, 2016 8:36 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: [win10] Labeling tables with Nvda

 

Hey all

I hope you all are doing well.

 

Does anyone know how to label columns in tables so that NVDA reads the title of the cell? If that makes any since.

Thanks.

 

 

Thank you

Ashley Coleman

Blinkie Chicks Social Media Manager and Blogger

Find us on the web at:

http://blinkiechicks.com/