PowerPoint: Use table headers

Table headers make content readable and much more accessible to screen reader users as they provide navigation information to assistive technologies.  

As screen reader users navigate through the table, their screen reader reads each table cell and the header associated with it. This helps them to avoid losing context to helpful information at any point.

Use table headers

  1. Position the cursor anywhere in a table.

  2. Select the Table Design tab.

  3. In the Table Style Options group, select the Header Row check box.

  4. In the first row of the table, type the column headings.

    Screenshot of the Header Row check box in the Table Style Options group on the Table Tools Design tab

Technical support for customers with disabilities

Microsoft wants to provide the best possible experience for all our customers. If you have a disability or questions related to accessibility, please contact the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk for technical assistance. The Disability Answer Desk support team is trained in using many popular assistive technologies and can offer assistance in English, Spanish, French, and American Sign Language. Please go to the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk site to find out the contact details for your region.

If you are a government, commercial, or enterprise user, please contact the enterprise Disability Answer Desk.

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