Non-Conformance Demo for WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 1.3.2 Meaningful Sequence (Level A)

1.3.2 Non-Conformance Shown with Non-Technical Explanation

twoof
columnstext

During screen reader testing for JAWS version 18 and NVDA version 2020.1, each read the content in the wrong order.

1.3.2 Non-Conformance HTML Markup and Technical Details

The following HTML markup occurs beginning on line 35 of this page:

<table class="centertable">
<tr><td>two</td><td>of</td></tr>
<td>columns</td><td>text</td>
</table>

Table details are represented by the td element. Screen readers read table details left to right, not top to bottom.