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

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From: Sean Curtis
Date: Nov 19, 2015 1:36PM


If the custom button receives focus wouldn't most screen readers tell them how to activate it? Wouldn't this be enter or space? There are conventions around this stuff surely? If WCAG can be passed by some inaccessible UI then we need to rectify something...

Cheers,

Sean

> On 20 Nov 2015, at 6:51 AM, Patrick H. Lauke < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
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>> On 19/11/2015 18:17, Paul Adam wrote:
>> So WCAG is fine if let’s say I make all my buttons operable with the
>> Escape key only. No enter or space bar must press escape to activate
>> the buttons. That would not fail keyboard operable? If not, WCAG
>> indeed has many loopholes.
>
> Bingo.
>
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