Excluding Tables from Accessibility Report Checks in FrameMaker
Tables used specifically for layout may not need a table summary. For example, if you use a table for layout, you probably would not assign a table summary to the table. However, you may have configured Accessibility reports to check for tables without table summaries and notify you when a table does not have a table summary.
In this scenario, while you want an Accessibility report to notify you when you have a table without a table summary, you do not want to be notified when you deliberately did not assign a table summary to a table because a table summary is not required. To address this issue, you can use the TableSummaryNotReq marker to exclude a table that deliberately does not have a table summary from validation when you generate Accessibility reports. For more information about Accessibility reports and configuring and generating Accessibility reports, see “Understanding Accessibility Reports”, “Configuring Reports”, and “Generating Reports”.
To exclude tables from Accessibility report checks, your Stationery and FrameMaker template must have the TableSummaryNotReq marker type configured. Your output format must also support this feature. For more information about output formats that support this feature, see “Features Available in Each Output Format”.
The following procedure provides an example of how to exclude tables without table summaries from Accessibility report checks in Adobe FrameMaker source documents using unstructured Adobe FrameMaker 7.2. Steps for excluding tables without table summaries from Accessibility report checks in Adobe FrameMaker may be different in other versions of Adobe FrameMaker.
To exclude a table without a table summary from Accessibility report checks in an Adobe FrameMaker source document
In your Adobe FrameMaker source document, locate the table without a table summary that you want to exclude from an Accessibility report check.
Insert your cursor in front of the table.
On the Special menu, click Marker.
In the Marker Type field, select TableSummaryNotReq from the drop-down list.
If the TableSummaryNotReq marker type is not on the list, check with the Stationery designer to obtain the name of the marker type the Stationery designer created to support this functionality and then use the marker type specified by the Stationery designer. For more information, refer to “Implementing Online Features in FrameMaker”.
In the Marker Text field, do not enter any text. You do not need to enter any text in this field when you insert a TableSummaryNotReq marker.
Click New Marker.
Save your Adobe FrameMaker source document.
Generate output for your project. For more information, see “Generating Output”.
Generate the Accessibility report and confirm that ePublisher did not generate an Table is missing a table summary message for the table. For more information about generating Accessibility reports and Accessibility report messages, see “Generating Reports” and “Accessibility Report Messages”.