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


From: Paul Adam
Date: Nov 20, 2015 9:59AM

Screen readers do tell the user how to operate the control based on the role. So if you use a certain role the user expects the behavior the screen reader conveys. Seems like a fail if you don't implement the standard convention keyboard operation they'd expect.

Yes I would love to fix this issue with WCAG if it's really not required.

Paul J. Adam
Accessibility Evangelist

> On Nov 19, 2015, at 2:36 PM, Sean Curtis < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> 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:
>>> 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.
>> P
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