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Re: Does WCAG require that when you click a label it checks the checkbox or radio button?


From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: Nov 18, 2015 2:32PM

On 18/11/2015 21:17, Lucy Greco wrote:
> lets drop the spec and every thing else and think of this in a reel life
> case
> a low vision user sees the label only and is not able to find the check
> box it self being referred to yes this fails if that person can't click
> the only thing they can see that refers to the item they want. let stop
> getting stuck on the spec and say does this work yay or nay and i say nay

Sure, but the original question was about whether or not this fails WCAG
2.0. There are many things that nominally pass the word and letter of
WCAG, but are still suboptimal or outright broken...but if the context
is an actual audit, you have to pass/fail based specifically on the spec
(or at least document your interpretation of the spec). This is not to
say that even if you pass something, you can't make very strong
recommendations about dropping a certain pattern or technique used.

Patrick H. Lauke

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