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RE: check form for accessibility?


From: Jim Thatcher
Date: May 20, 2002 7:33PM

Hi Elaine,

Use the title attribute on the fields whose contents don't have
corresponding text that would be selected with the LABEL element ala
http://jimthatcher.com/webcourse8.htm#webcourse8.6. Since the time of
writing that, the major screen readers and IBM home page reader all support
the title attribute.

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Constructing Accessible Web Sites, is now available at Amazon:
I recommend it. It's a good book!

-----Original Message-----
From: Elaine Nelson [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Monday, May 20, 2002 7:08 PM
Subject: check form for accessibility?

(very minimal styling added to highlight labels, fieldset, and legend)

I've run it thru the validator & Bobby - yes, I haven't got all the labels
properly set, as that is one of my questions....

there was a thread about something similar not too long ago (in that case it
was time, in this one it's phone number) - the thing that would serve as a
label, the words "Home Phone" is "labeling" 3 separate fields. is there a
graceful way to handle this?

also, is it too unweildy to have secondary text fields inside of a fieldset
of checkboxes? (see availablility, towards the bottom)

are there any other glaring problems with this form?

I'd appreciate any good (or bad!) words from the list...thanks!

Elaine Nelson
http://www.pierce.ctc.edu | http://www.epersonae.com
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