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Re: Name, Role, Value and Labels or Instructions techniques...


From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: Mar 31, 2015 2:39AM

On 31/03/2015 09:01, _mallory wrote:
> This whole thread makes no sense to me. If titles are inaccessible
> to keyboard and speech-to-text users, how can this count as
> "accessible"? Because a *screen reader* can access it?

As per the OP, there is text visible in the page that acts as labels.
Just that it's not associated using <label>, and the controls instead
have a title attribute.

> I understand not everyone has the criteria of "must be generally
> accessible" and instead need to meet specific WCAG requirements,
> but I thought the whole point of WCAG was to help people build
> things that worked, for *people*.

But remember that one SC can pass while still not offering a solution
for everybody. Those excluded by the specific way an SC has been passed
will likely be vindicated by another SC failing.

So, assuming that there was no other text that acts as visual label for
a moment, but just title, this would pass 4.1.2 but fail 3.3.2.

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