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Re: Labels on Checkboxes in data tables


From: Roger Hudson
Date: Mar 28, 2013 5:13PM

While I agree with the general idea that it is possible to provide an
identifying name to a form input without using a visible label, it might
cause some problem with complying with WCAG 2 at AA - in particular SC

Roger Hudson
Web Usability
Web: www.usability.com.au
Twitter: http://twitter.com/rogerhudson

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul J. Adam [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Friday, 29 March 2013 9:22 AM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Labels on Checkboxes in data tables

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> >

> 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 -
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> *Susan R. Grossman*
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