Screen reader table navigation commands

JAWS

To skip to a table, press the T key. To navigate between cells, hold down Ctrl + Alt and use ↑/↓/←/→ to move from cell to cell. Ctrl + Alt + 5 (on the numeric keypad) will read the row and/or column headers for the current cell.

Reading Data Table content

Table 3: Commands for reading table content
Description Command
Say Current Cell Ctrl + Alt + Num Pad 5
Read Current Row Insert + Shift + ↑ (up arrow)
Read from Start of Row Insert + Shift + Home
Read to End of Row Insert + Shift + Page Up
Read Current Column Insert + Shift + Num Pad 5
Read from Top of Column Insert + Shift + End
Read to Bottom of Column Insert + Shift + Page Down

NVDA

Table 7: Tables
Description Command
Navigate to the next table t
Move to the different cells in a table Alt + Ctrl + ↑/↓ (up/down arrow)

When within a table, the following key commands are also available:

Name Key Description
Move to previous column control+alt+leftArrow Moves the system caret to the previous column (staying in the same row)
Move to next column control+alt+rightArrow Moves the system caret to the next column (staying in the same row)
Move to previous row control+alt+upArrow Moves the system caret to the previous row (staying in the same column)
Move to next row control+alt+downArrow Moves the system caret to the next row (staying in the same column)

VoiceOver

Table 6: Tables
Description Command
Next / previous table VO + command + t / shift + t Quick Nav: t / Shift + t
Next / previous column VO + command + y / shift + y
Read column header VO + c
Read content of table column VO + c + c
Move up or down in a column ↑/↓ (up/down arrow keys)
Read table row VO + r