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Re: Roles defining elements in generalDoes WCAG require that when you click a label it checks the checkbox or radio button?

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From: Alastair Campbell
Date: Nov 26, 2015 2:42PM


Chaals McCathie Nevile wrote:

> I suspect that browser makers will say it is impossible, very difficult,
> and possibly a very bad idea - although more likely I expect "not clear
> what the benefit is".
>

One point of benefit: People often assume that roles bring the behaviours
with them.

I came back to accessibility things after my focus being elsewhere for a
while, and almost immediately made that mistake!

Doing training with and trouble-shooting for developers, I think it's a
common error. It would be interesting to do a poll where we ask something
like:
Does pressing enter on the keyboard activate this?
<span role="button">Submit</span>

I think a lot of (normal) developers would answer yes.

-Alastair