Making Tables in Foxit Accessible 

Creating accessible tables in Foxit is all about making sure your PDF's are tagged correctly. Ensure that your tables have the correct Header and Data labels to ensure that your PDF meets Extension's accessibility requirements. 

 

How to run a Full Accessibility Check in Foxit

1. Select the "Accessibility" tool. Next, select the "Full Check" option. 

Screenshot of the Foxit toolbar with one red arrow pointing toward the "Accessibility" tab and a second red arrow pointing toward the "Full Check" tool.

2. The "Accessibility Checker Options" window will open. Make sure that all of your category boxes are checked, and then select the "Start Checking" option. 

Screenshot of the Accessibility Checker Option window. A red arrow points to the "Start Checking" selection.

3. Once Foxit finishes running its accessibility check, the final report will appear on the left side of your screen.

Screenshot of the Accessibility Check Report in Foxit.

 

 

How to edit Table Headers (TH) and Table Data (TD) tags in Foxit

1. Once you have found a table that needs remediation in your PDF document, select the "Accessibility" tab and select the "Reading Order" tool. 

Screenshot of the Foxit tab bar with a red box around the "Accessibility" tool and a red arrow pointing toward the "Reading Order" tool.

2. The "Touch Up Reading Order" pane will appear. Select the table you are looking to edit then select the "Table Editor" button in your "Touch Up Reading Order" pane. 

Screenshot of the "Touch Up Reading Order" pane in Foxit. A red arrow points toward the "Table Editor" button.

3. Now, you will be able to see how all of your data cells are labeled. Select the cells you want to re-label as header cells. These cells will now be outlined in blue. 

Screenshot of an inaccessible table in Foxit. All of the cells are labeled as "Tablular Data" cells, without any header cells.

Screenshot of an inaccessible table in Foxit. All of the cells are labeled as "Tablular Data" cells, without any header cells. The left most cells are highlighted in blue.

4. Right click the table. Select the "Table Cell Properties..." button. 

Screenshot of an inaccessible table in Foxit. A red arrow points toward the "Table Cell Properties" tool.

5. The "Table Cell Properties" window will open. Select the "Header Cell" option in the window. In the dropdown menu, select whether the header is either a "Row" or a "Column". Select "OK". 

Screenshot of the "Table Cell Properties" panel. A red box surrounds the "Header/Data" cell radio buttons, while two red arrows point toward a drop down menu.

6. The table will now have one header labeled correctly. To finish making the table fully accessible, you will need to repeat steps 3, 4, and 5 for the "column" header. 

Screenshot of a more accessible table in Foxit. The left cells are now correctly labeled as header cells.

Screenshot of the "Table Cell Properties" panel. A red box surrounds the "Header/Data" cell radio buttons, while one red arrow points toward a drop down menu.

7. This table is now fully accessible. This table has table headers (TH) for both rows and columns and table data (TD) labeled appropriately. 

Screenshot of a fully accessible table in foxit. The table has appropriately labeled header and data cell tags.

 

Still need help?

Let us know! We are happy to help make your tables and charts more accessible. 

Madison Ellis, Accessibility Specialist

mjellis@uada.edu

Amy Cole, Digital Media Manager 

accole@uada.edu 

 

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