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Re: Disclaimers

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From: Sailesh Panchang
Date: Dec 26, 2012 10:57AM


I'll say in this case, usability trumps accessibility:
Suffix off-screen text to the labels 'with the above'.
Assuming label text reads 'I agree' / 'I disagree'.
This will convey to the user there is some associated text one might
wish to read.
So fieldset/legend may be dispensed in this case.

If the text were marked as a legend, it would be read by AT-user
agents (that support fieldset/legend). The legend does not need
tabindex=0.
And if it were not legend text, using tabindex=0 is a problem ...
A tabindex=0 will make the text tab-navigable. A user will be forced
to listen to all of it in the belief it is a label and the form
control's state will be announced.

Sailesh Panchang


On 12/19/12, Corbett, James < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Hi:
>
> So would that imply having the text of the disclaimer with in some sort of
> control?
>
> Jim
>
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> Sent: December 19, 2012 10:28 AM
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> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Disclaimers
>
> I think you could give the paragraph a tabindex of 0. It would be best
> if the disclaimer appeared before the radio buttons.
>
> David Farough
> Application Accessibility Coordinator/coordonateur de l'accessibilité
> Information Technology Services Directorate /
> Direction des services d'information technologiques
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>>>> "Corbett, James" < <EMAIL REMOVED> > 09:10 AM Wednesday,
> December 19, 2012 >>>
> Folks:
>
> How do you handle situations where there is a multi-line disclaimer on
> a web page that is relative to two radio buttons e.g. Yes I Agree and
> No I don't Agree.
>
> The disclaimer I'm dealing with is rather lengthy about 10 lines of
> verbiage that almost constitutes a legal disclaimer. In other words the
> message really can't be shortened.
>
> Obviously if the message was indeed shorter the legend of a fieldset
> would suffice.
>
> Any thoughts?
>
> Jim
>
>
> James M. Corbett
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