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Re: Best practises with radio buttons


From: Graham Armfield
Date: Feb 25, 2016 8:12AM

On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 12:31 PM, Birkir R. Gunnarsson <
<EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> If you are using those techniques I would strongly advice to only do
> that on the first radiobutton in each group (or the radiobutton that
> receives focus when user tabs into the group).
> Associating the question with every single radiobutton in the set
> makes the screen reader experience so verbose as to be distracting.
> Cheers
​I've had recent experience where that approach can be problematical. I did
some work with a client that had an insurance quotation journey. There were
many yes/no radio button groups in a row, and they initially had the
question associated with the label for the first of the pair (Yes). That
worked OK for initial filling in when people usually proceed down the form.

However, having selected No to some questions, and then reviewing the form
inputs before submission, or reviewing due to validation errors resulted in
just the 'No' answer being read out without the context.​

Perhaps a fieldset and legend would be the best solution where verbose
announcing was considered a risk?

Graham Armfield