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Re: ARIA and Label tags both for Error Messages


From: ron@ahead.org
Date: Feb 11, 2014 3:35PM

You will see similar pushback from the AIM space, the HE space and the Public Sector. The compatibility
needs are much different than in the Corporate or personal space.

Ron Stewart

> -------Original Message-------
> From: Susan Grossman < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> To: WebAIM Discussion List < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> Subject: [WebAIM] ARIA and Label tags both for Error Messages
> Sent: Feb 11 '14 16:48
> We have been associating error messages to form fields using
> aria-describedby, and the screen reader users who tested it thought it
> worked well for them.
> We have gotten some push back from a federal agency saying that no ARIA is
> supported well enough to rely on and that we must you both aria and label
> tags to associate the error messages.
> My questions:
> 1)  Do others agree that even aria-describedby (no Live Regions, etc.)
> isn't supported enough to stand on it's own
> 2) Would the redundancy caused by both label tags and aria become too much
> to hear for those who can utilize ARIA?
> 3) If yes to 1 and 2, does that leave us with just implementing the
> association with label tags, or is there something else we should be
> considering?
> Understand that we can still keep things like aria-required (or similar)
> because they're a progressive enhancement  -   asterisk or (optional) is
> still there in the form element label.
> Any help is appreciated - couldn't quite find this discussion in archives
> --
> *Susan R. Grossman*
> > > >