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Re: clickable radio buttons, a Section 508 issue?


From: Stephanie Sullivan
Date: Dec 14, 2008 8:35PM

On Dec 2, 2008, at 8:55 AM, Travis Roth wrote:

> It is without question a usability issue for keyboard users.
> However, my question is: is it a Section 508 issue under the current
> guidelines for either 1194.22(l) or 1194.21(a)?

I don't see that anyone answered this question... but I have an
opinion... It's not based on the 508 question -- it's based on the
fact that you've already proven it's a problem for the keyboard user.
Are we dealing with the letter of the law or the spirit of the law? If
you already know it's a usability issue, and thus an accessibility
issue for some, then I wouldn't even worry whether it's a 508 issue.
If it has issues like that, I would find another way to submit the
form... Just my .02...


Stephanie Sullivan
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