Table Component

The Table component is available on the Default and Landing Page templates. This simple table does allow for HTML to create links and underlines for links.

Details of the Table Fields

In addition to a Title for your table, you can add a caption to provide a description of the contents.

  • You can use HTML to add a link, but you also need to add HTML to add underline
  • To format a link with an underline, follow this example
    • <a href="https://uic.edu"><ul>Link Text Here<ul></a>
  • To add a line break, use <br>

Example Table

This field is the optional table caption. The table title can be hidden, but is required for screen readers. Tables can include row headers and column headers.
Row Header Column Header 1 Column Header 2
Row 1 You can use HTML to Add a link but you also need to add HTML to add underline, link doesn't have typical link formatting I can manually add line breaks.
Here
and here.
Another line
One more line to push content.
Row 2 Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Sed tincidunt aliquam tortor. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Sed tincidunt aliquam tortor.
Row 3 Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Sed tincidunt aliquam tortor. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Sed tincidunt aliquam tortor.

Accessibility Requirements

The accessibility for navigating tables is built-in to this component. Other content accessibility is your responsibility.

Title Fields (for tables this includes Row and Column Headers)

Titles are required in most components to comply with the rule that headings H1-H6 must be used before a section of content to describe its context. You may select the “Hide Title” option if you don’t want it displayed, however, a site visitor using a screen reader will hear those titles. This means they should be descriptive and unique. If you only enter “Title” for example, the user will hear “title, title, title,” etc. as they tab through your content blocks. They will have no context to know if that is information they should read.

Link Text

Text links in your content should not use a URL as the link text. It should have meaningful text rather than using “click here” or “read more” Instead, use the page title or a description of the page where the link leads.

Link text that is in context with the content where it is pointing gives all users better information about the purpose of the link.

Users interact with links in various ways, including:

  • Screen reader users can generate a list of links and navigate them alphabetically.
  • Redundant or ambiguous link text such as “More” is meaningless in this context.
  • Users of speech recognition technology can select a link with a voice command like “click” followed by the link text. Therefore it is also helpful to use unique link text that is short and easy to say.
  • Users who don’t need assistive technology often skim and scan your content, a link that gives more context can prompt them to click through to the content they seek.
  • Meaningful link text may often align with key terms or phrases used by people searching for your site. Using them for link text may improve your SEO.

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