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Re: Complex use of Radio input


From: ckrugman@sbcglobal.net
Date: Nov 20, 2009 8:55PM

I am using JAWS 11 and had no difficulty negotiating this form. As I have
signed up on many interney survey sites for product testing and political
surveys I find this format to be quite common. I wish many sites used format
that was this accessible for screen reader navigation.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Langum, Michael J" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
To: "'WebAIM Discussion List'" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Friday, November 20, 2009 4:50 AM
Subject: [WebAIM] Complex use of Radio input

I have a customer who has submitted a form that uses a table layout to
associate radio buttons with a top-level question (in the first cell of the
first row) and a series of sub-questions (within each of the following
rows). I have attached a simplified extract of the customers proposed HTML.

The table structure gives a good visual layout that is easy for a sighted
person to use.

But it doesn't really allow associating <label> tags with each <input>. Nor
does it work well with a <fieldset> and <legend> containers for the radio

Does anyone have a solution that is fully compliant with section 508, and
uses standards compliant HTML?

-- Mike Langum
U.S. Office of Personnel Management