Improve tables for tagged pdf and accessibility
Tables needs some improvement for better and accessible PDF output.
- There are no options for vertical table headings. I’m not talking about complex tables just simple tables with a custom amount of heading columns from the left or the right. InDesign should tag those cells as <TH> as it does for horizontal table headings or footers.
- Those simple tables and its table headers should get a scope attribute which says if the heading is used for a column or a row. The use of the either the scope attribute or id’s is a PDF/UA requirement.
Adding this feature would be another step toward making InDesign an application that truly embraces and encourages accessibility and inclusive design. It's the right thing to do. How 'bout it, Adobe?
Improve InDesign tables for tagging compliance into them. We need this feature.
There should also be a way to skip rows to set as headers. Specifically, I be able to set a table title spanning across all columns (not set as a header) followed by column heads set as a headers. At this point in time, I have to build the table title outside the table or the reader will repeat the table title before each column head entry which is not ideal.
Mark Wahlsten commented
I second this!
Almost every table I've ever made has had heading columns.
Tagging them manually in Acrobat is really tedious, when the alternative could be to do it the same way header rows are done already (in one click).