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I’ve been googling this for about an hour and not finding much of anything helpful so I thought I’d ask here:
I’m looking for best practices on how to make financial tables accessible.
The question came up over negative numbers. The convention in print is to put negative numbers in parentheses. (100). But does a screen reader call this out as a negative number?
The other question is about units. The title of the table is “Tax Revenue in Millions of Dollars” and the table headings are years, and then percent change.
The table itself doesn’t mention dollars. Do I need to put dollar signs before the numbers and percent signs after where appropriate?
At least the header for the percent is “percent change”. But even if I put “in millions of dollars” in the table caption, I would think this would be hard to parse in a screen reader.