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Re: Labels on Checkboxes in data tables


From: Paul J. Adam
Date: Mar 28, 2013 4:21PM

If the design cannot handle a visible label then just use an aria-label and/or a title attribute to give the form control an accessible name. Proper row and column headers may also be necessary.

Paul J. Adam
Accessibility Evangelist

On Mar 28, 2013, at 5:07 PM, Susan Grossman < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Get a lot of push back on putting labels in data tables that contain form
> elements. Generally they want to move off screen all the labels so they
> aren't visible.
> I push back on check boxes/radio buttons because having a visible label
> gives users that larger area to select.
> The push back is that it's too cluttered in a selection column having the
> word "select" over the button/box. When doing government sites, they just
> go ahead and put the labels into the cell.
> So, opinions on whether the trend is going to all labels being hidden if
> the inputs of any type are in a table cell would be appreciate. Links
> extremely helpful on examples or write-ups.
> Thank you for your time -
> --
> *Susan R. Grossman*
> > >