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Re: Form elements


From: Fischer, Johannes
Date: Mar 21, 2019 1:18AM


I would also say that aria-describedby is not a label as the term "label" is not inside the attribute name like in aria-label or aria-labelledby. Instead it gives a description additionally to a label. Success criterion 3.3.2 would fail. But I think, criterion 4.1.2 would not fail as aria-describedby is considered in the accessible name computation (no. 2, no. 2, second bullet for example): https://www.w3.org/TR/accname/#terminology

Khoa, for your scenario 1 my thoughts for a solution would be:

The <input type="text value="___" /> has black and white stripes.

<span id="text1">The</span> <input id="gap" type="text value="___" aria-labelledby="text1 gap text2" /> <span id="text2">has black and white stripes.</span>


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Von: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] Im Auftrag von Mohith BP
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 21. März 2019 05:39
An: WebAIM Discussion List
Betreff: Re: [WebAIM] Form elements


No, aria-describedby cannot be the substitute for the accessible label
as mentioned by Birkir. However, using title attribute will not give
same experience across the assistive technologies on all platform. It
is recommended that the title alone cannot be considered as accessible

Thanks & Regards,
Mohith B. P.

On 3/21/19, Khoa Pham < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> In scenarios where an input text field is embedded in the question sentence,
> such as fill in the blank, or is at the end of a question. What would be
> recommended as a label for the first embedded scenario and the scenario
> where an answer required after a question, examples below.
> Scenario 1:
> The ___ has black and white stripes.
> Scenario 2:
> What color is a turtle? ____
> How would you recommend these be label and which html or aria element would
> be best for them?
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> Birkir R. Gunnarsson
> Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 3:51 PM
> To: WebAIM Discussion List < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Form elements
> It still requires a label.
> A label, aria-label or aria-labelledby (as well as the title
> attribute) translate to the element's "accessible name".
> The contents of elements referenced with aria-describedby however map to the
> element's "accessible description".
> Assistive technologies know that the accessible name is not optional, it
> should always be displayed or announced when the element receives focus. The
> accessible description, however, is a bit optional, configurable and, in
> some situations, may not even be announced at all.
> An interactive element must always have an accessible name, but does not
> always need an accessible description unless the situation calls for it
> (e.g. tooltip instructions or an error message).
> On 3/20/19, Khoa Pham < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>> Is having an aria-describedby sufficient for a form element to be
>> considered accessible in place of a HTML label, aria-label, or
>> aria-labelledby?
>> Accessibility checkers tend to flag a form element as not having a
>> proper label when it only has aria-describedby affiliated to it even
>> though there are text around the form element. Or would the form
>> element still require a label?
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