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Re: Complex use of Radio input


From: Keith Parks
Date: Nov 24, 2009 9:15AM

On Nov 24, 2009, at 7:16 AM, Jon Gunderson wrote:

> I would be interested in learning about your ideas of making this
> form more accessible.

I can understand the thinking behind having a fully descriptive Label
for each radio button.

Actually, my original thought for simplifying it was do they really
need *nine* different rating levels? Wouldn't 1-5 be enough
distinction? (which would eliminate over 40% of the "chatter") Are
they really going to act on the data collected differently if
something is rated at a 3 out of 9 compared to a 4 out of 9?

Or even just three levels of on some things: level of service - low |
medium | high

Yes, I can see on the "strongly disagree" to "strongly agree" scale, 5
levels makes sense. But 9 levels of subtlety seems unnecessary. But
that kind of simplification would be more related to *usability* by
someone using assistive technology, and maybe not to the textbook
accessibility of the page.

Keith Parks
Graphic Designer/Web Designer
Student Affairs Communications Services
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA 92182-7444
(619) 594-1046


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