Use a screen reader to title a table in Excel

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This article is for people with visual impairments who use a screen reader program with the Office products and is part of the Office Accessibility content set. For more general help, see Microsoft Support home.

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


Add a title to a table

  1. Place the focus anywhere in the table.

  2. Press Alt+J and then press A. You hear: “Properties, Table name, editing."

    The focus moves to the Table Name: text field..

  3. Type the table name.

  4. Press Enter. The focus returns to the table.

See also

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

Keyboard shortcuts in Excel for Windows

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

Technical support for customers with disabilities

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