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Is the ASP.NET grid compliant with Section 508 standards?

I have a client who needs to make their Web site compatible with Section 508 accessibility standards. I've read somewhere (I think) that the ASP.NET data grid is not compliant. Is that the case? How can I get around this? I need a data grid or I have to write a lot of code.
This Knowledge Base article explains how to use the Datagrid to create a Section 508 compliant page. It does involve installing an ASP.NET Hotfix Rollup. From the article:
The Section 508 hotfix introduces new properties to make the DataGrid control accessible. These properties are UseAccessibleHeader, Caption, and CaptionAlign. By default, the value of UseAccessibleHeader is false. When UseAccessibleHeader is set to true, it renders DataGrid table headers in <TH> tags with a scope="col" attribute.


Please note that installing the hotfix does not make your site compliant by itself. There's much more to it. For more information see:
http://www.daveranck.com/SoftwareDev/DevArticles/146.aspx
This was first published in September 2003

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