Use Excel with your keyboard and a screen reader to give a descriptive title to each table in your worksheet. We have tested it with Narrator, JAWS, and NVDA, but it might work with other screen readers as long as they follow common accessibility standards and techniques. Use short titles to describe the information so that people who cannot see the data can understand what’s in the table.
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When using Narrator, your keyboard will default to the Standard layout. To change this in the Narrator settings, press the Windows logo key+Ctrl+N. Press the Tab key until you hear: "Select keyboard layout, Standard." To change the layout to Legacy, press the Down arrow key once. You hear: "Legacy, selected." The new Narrator commands will not be available in the Legacy keyboard layout if keystrokes for legacy commands conflict with those used in new Narrator features.
This topic assumes you are using this app with a PC. Some navigation and gestures might be different for a Windows phone or tablet.
Add a title to a table
Place the focus anywhere in the table.
Press Alt+J and then press A. You hear: “Properties, Table name, editing."
The focus moves to the Table Name: text field..
Type the table name.
Press Enter. The focus returns to the table.
Technical support for customers with disabilities
Microsoft wants to provide the best possible experience for all our customers. If you have a disability or questions related to accessibility, please contact the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk for technical assistance. The Disability Answer Desk support team is trained in using many popular assistive technologies and can offer assistance in English, Spanish, French, and American Sign Language. Please go to the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk site to find out the contact details for your region.
If you are a government, commercial, or enterprise user, please contact the enterprise Disability Answer Desk.