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

1.3.2 Conformance Shown with Non-Technical Explanation

two
columns
of
text

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

1.3.2 Conformance HTML Markup and Technical Details

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

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

Layout tables are not a great choice for creating columns. Use CSS instead. I use a table here for the specific purpose of illustrating how small changes can be the difference between proper reading order and improper reading order.