Add heading tags to tables
Tables need to be set up so they are accessible to people using screen readers. There are three things you can do to achieve this.
Check that Header Row is ticked
When you insert a table, check in the upper left-hand corner of the Table Design panel and check that the ‘Header Row' box is ticked.
Repeat column headings if your table is on multiple pages
Right click the table, select ‘Table Properties', ‘Row', then tick ‘Repeat as Header Row at the top of each page your table is on'.
Untick the ‘Allow Row to Break Across Pages' box, so your rows don't split across multiple pages.
Add Alt text to describe your table
Once you've created your table, right click it and select Table Properties. Click on the ‘Alt Text' tab in the box that pops up. Add a title and a description of the content of the table.