Data Table May Require a Caption

Issue/Question

Under the Accessibility Final Checks I receive the Potential Problem: Data table may require a caption.

Environment

  • Omni CMS

Cause

Potential problems are either code that may cause errors or possible errors that cannot be automatically checked and require human review.

Omni CMS Final Checks look over all the code on a page and detect accessibility issues that do not meet WCAG 2.0 (Level AA) standards. It has detected that the page possibly contains a table on the page that may need a caption. Captions are essentially a title for the table, identifying what the content is.

Resolution

Check your page to see if the table is identified, this can be a heading or other text before the table. If your table is identified using a caption or other method already you can disregard this page check. If not follow these steps to add a caption:

  1. Check out the page if it is not already.
  2. Click the  Edit tab.
  3. Click the  Edit Button on the content area where the table identified in the source code section of the error is located.
  4. Click inside the table
  5. Right click and select table properties
  6. In the table properties check the Caption checkbox.
  7. Click Save to return to editing, a new space will be displayed below the table where you can add a title or summary of what the table is.
    Note: This excludes snippet tables, these do not display after saving.
  8. Save the page.
  9. Click the Publish button to run the accessibility final check again. When the issue has been resolved it will no longer display in the accessibility check.

Details

Article ID: 3754
Created
Mon 2/22/21 2:42 PM
Modified
Tue 6/15/21 8:09 AM