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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: Paul Adam
Date: Nov 20, 2015 9:57AM


That’s pretty much what I’m trying to do here and on Twitter and the W3C WAI GitHub Issue Tracker & Email List.

My understanding is that these simple things like matching the behavior of native controls keyboard operability and programmatic relationships of controls to labels are requirements of WCAG.

If they’re not requirements then let’s please make them requirements.

Do we need a WCAG “Common Sense” Extension?

Paul J. Adam
Accessibility Evangelist
www.deque.com

> On Nov 19, 2015, at 2:37 PM, Sean Curtis < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
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> These differences should be raised as bugs and fixed right?
>
> Cheers,
>
> Sean
>
>> On 20 Nov 2015, at 7:00 AM, Patrick H. Lauke < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
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>>> On 19/11/2015 19:51, Patrick H. Lauke wrote:
>>>> 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.
>>
>> And to expand that: this is why there's a difference between "conformance" and "accessibility" in many cases.
>>
>> P
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