Web accessibility refers to designing web applications in a way that it can be used with ease by people with visual disabilities. Some of these users rely on screen readers to read out the content in the web pages. The screen readers interpret the code present on the page and read out its content to the user.
is a widely used HTML element to display data in a structured fashion in webpages. Its design ranges from simple ones to complex ones, complete with row headers, merged headers etc.
If a table is not designed with accessibility in mind, it will be difficult for the screen readers to translate the data in complex tables meaningfully for the users. Hence, to make complex HTML tables more easily understandable, for accessibility, we must ensure that the headers, column groups, row groups, etc. are clearly defined.
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