WCAG 1.0 Double A Checkpoint 5.4

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“If a table is used for layout, do not use any structural markup for the purpose of visual formatting.”

This simply means that if you have used a table for layout, do not use the <th> tag (to get bold, centered text). Using a <th> tag can fool a screen reader into thinking it is inside a data table. There are other structural table tags of course, but this is the only example that is typically used for visual formatting.


Tables for Layout