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Use a screen reader to title a table in Excel

This article is for people who use a screen reader program such as Windows Narrator, JAWS, or NVDA with Microsoft 365 products. This article is part of the Microsoft 365 screen reader support content set where you can find more accessibility information on our apps. For general help, visit Microsoft Support.

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.


Add a title to a table

Use short titles to describe the information so that people who cannot see the data can understand what’s in the table.

  1. Place the focus anywhere in the table.

  2. Press Alt+J, T, and then A. With Narrator, you hear: “Properties, Table name, Edit box." With NVDA, you hear: "Table name, Edit." With JAWS, you hear "Table design," followed by the current or default table name and then "Properties, Table name." The focus moves to the Table Name: text field.

  3. Type the table name. Start the name with a letter or an underscore. Don't include spaces in the name.

  4. Press Enter. The name is added, and the focus returns to the table.

See also

Use a screen reader to sort or filter a table in Excel

Use a screen reader to create column headers in a table in Excel

Keyboard shortcuts in Excel

Basic tasks using a screen reader with Excel

Set up your device to work with accessibility in Microsoft 365

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Excel

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