Grid Cell ARIA Test
Generally, we still recommend using the standard HTML table tags where possible. But, if you have a situation where headers have to be separate, this is a good solution to use today. Testing took place March 9, 2012.
If you have table headers and table data in a separate frames, it is possible to use this technique by repeating the table headers in the data content frame. The table headers that are repeated, can be hidden off-screen using CSS. See the frame table header solution.
Test to see if ARIA grid is a good solution when you have the table headers in a separate table from the data.
|Configuration||Result Summary||Result Notes|
|JAWS 11 & IE 8||No Issues|
|JAWS 12 & IE 9||No Issues|
|JAWS 13 & IE 8||No Issues|
|JAWS 13 & IE 9||No Issues|
|JAWS 12 & FF 10||No issues|
|JAWS 11 & FF 10||No Issues|
|JAWS 13 & FF 10||No Issues|
|JAWS 13 & Chrome 17||Headers are not read, though they are read for traditional tables.||It does treat the two tables as a single table and the row and column numeric announcements are correct.|
|WindowEyes 7.5.3 & IE 9||No Issues|
|WindowEyes 7.5.3 & FF 10||No Issues|
|VoiceOver & Safari||No Issues|
|VoiceOver & Safari in iOS 5.0.1 for iPad||Headers are not read, though they are read for traditional tables.||"Table start" and "table end" illustrate that the two tables are being treated as one.|
|NVDA 2012.1beta2 & IE 8||Treats the two tables as separate tables.|
|NVDA & IE 9||No Issues|
|NVDA & FF 10||No Issues|