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Re: Creating accessible radio button list (or list of check boxes) in Word


From: Paul J. Adam
Date: Aug 23, 2012 9:01AM

I remember at DARS we used locked word forms with "X" boxes for checkboxes. Also had to use 1px wide input boxes to convey information that was in a paragraph in the locked regions. I developed a word forms checklist while there, also a PDF forms checklist. <http://architecture.hhsc.state.tx.us/myweb/Accessibility/doc_creator.asp>;

Paul J. Adam
Accessibility Evangelist
Deque Systems
@pauljadam on Twitter

On Aug 23, 2012, at 9:47 AM, "Birkir R. Gunnarsson" < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Hey guys
> I am trying to convince a few people I work for to stop using MS Word
> documents for their electronic forms, but it is going slowly.
> In the meantime I am trying to make these Word files as accessible to
> screen reader users as possible.
> One question/problem I have is with lists of choices where the user
> either choses one (radio button basically), or has the option to check
> multiple values.
> It seems the simple and low tech solution is to say
> "type X in the ( ), indicate whether it is allowed to choose more than
> one, and then display the list
> Your favorite fruit or vegetable: (you can only choose one)
> ( ) apples
> ( ) oranges
> ( ) cabbage
> Is there a better built-in way to accessibly create controls in Word
> for this, and would those be exported with any success to, say PDF?
> Cheers
> -B
> > >