i'm happy to say im going back with designing with some tables
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03-31-2009, 09:46 PM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Springfield, IL USA
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I would feel, however, in terms of support for various screen types and browsers, HTML tables is the most compatible.
Actually, that's not true. Screen readers read a page based on how the page was coded. In other words, it reads the content based on how it is in the source code.
Screen readers do not support CSS files. If tables are used, it should be for tabular data as that was what they were designed for.
A page that is designed using a table-less design will display in linear format and be more accessible to a blind person or a person with motor skill difficulties, than would a page made up of tables.
And how do I know this? Well, I'm very knowledgeable in the area of web accessibility and I also happen to be legally blind and rely upon a screen reader to access websites.
If any of you have any questions you'd like to ask, I'd be more than happy to answer them for you, if I am able. :)
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