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Re: Is a label element helpful here?


From: deblist@suberic.net
Date: Jun 28, 2010 9:21PM

Info LearnAccessibility wrote:

> Although, the form field is not meant for customer, it is still
> essential to provide label attribute as this is a field by library
> office and they may be user with assistive technology.

While I want to give a shout out to this valuable insight (I can't count the number of times I've had to respond to those writing webpages in my office when they explained that it was okay that the back-office interface wasn't accessible, because the customer-facing interface was), I don't think that's what Celeste meant here. It looks like the final column of the form auto fills based on JavaScript, and isn't for user input.

Still, Celeste, surely users reading assistive technology still need to know what the information in the final column is for, right? How will they know that if the field isn't labeled? Or am I misunderstanding?