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Re: Dropdown label issue


From: Maxability A11Y
Date: Dec 18, 2019 6:16AM

Hi Allyssa,
The problem is that the screen reader is reading the label twice? one with
visual text and the second is the hidden label for SR users. Is that
I remember few years back I could remember that's happening when the label
is properly associated with the form control. I would like you to check
a. Is the same happening when riverse swipe i.e. right to left from drop
down back to the label? If it is not reading the label twice in the riverse
order its not a violation.
b. If the hidden text exist and the visual text also exist and SR is
reading twice for that reason, may be its 1.3.2 meaningful sequence. I
might be wrong too. Happy to be corrected.
Thanks & Regards

On Wed, Dec 18, 2019 at 10:58 AM allyssa jessicon < <EMAIL REMOVED> >

> Suppose there is a dropdown with item lists 1,2,3 etc. there is a
> visual text to indicate the dropdown name, lets take it as ‘Quantity’.
> When I swipe right from the visual text/heading ‘Quantity’, screen
> reader is reading ‘Quantity’ which is hidden and hopefully the label
> of the dropdown, but when I swipe right again now screen reader is
> reading dropdown list ant, is it a WCAG violation? Which SC is
> covering this? Is it Labels or instructions? Any help would be
> appreciated.
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