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Re: Complex use of Radio input


From: Jon Gunderson
Date: Nov 24, 2009 11:05AM

The new information is at the beginning, so for a braille user they would feel the values of the radio buttons first.


---- Original message ----
>Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2009 11:50:49 -0500
>From: "Randall Pope" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
>Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Complex use of Radio input
>To: "'WebAIM Discussion List'" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
>If one thinks it's bad with voices, image what it would be like for the
>deafblind, who cannot hear, trying to read it with braille devices.
>With Warm Regards,
>Randall "Randy" Pope
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>[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of ben morrison
>Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 10:21 AM
>To: WebAIM Discussion List
>Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Complex use of Radio input
>On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 10:42 PM, Keith Parks < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>>> Here is an example of complex form accessibility using offscreen
>>> labels:
>>> http://html.cita.illinois.edu/nav/form/complex/index.php?example=2
>> Sorry to reply to this rather late, but have you taken a look at that
>> page with CSS off? =:^o
>> Wow, what a nightmare. While technically it may meet the forms-
>> accessibility guidelines (everything having a Label), it's hard to
>> imagine it being *usable* by either a screen-reader user, or a user
>> who replaced the default style sheet with their own for visual reasons.
>> So it seems like on the practical side it would fail 508 (d).
>Also that is a lot of potentially annoying long labels for a screen
>reader - looks like overkill to me...
>what has the feedback been?
>Ben Morrison