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accessibility of textfield watermark/placeholder text


From: Angela French
Date: Apr 28, 2011 2:30PM

I would appreciate it if any of you could educate me a bit on pros/cons of using watermarks or placeholder text in form text fields.

What do screen reader users experience when encountering this text?

Are any problems encountered in making sure all the placeholder text has been removed before submission?

Do they present aural clutter, or useless noise?

Thank you,

Angela French
Internet Specialist
State Board for Community and Technical Colleges