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From: Sonja Weckenmann
Date: Sun, Dec 03 2017 1:16PM
Subject: SC 3.3.2 - visible labels required?
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Hi,

I'm testing a timetable form of a local public transport site.

There's a form, that consists out of two text inputs for "start" and
"destination" and two selects for "date" and "time".

The selects don't have labels. They show the actual date and time.

Does WCAG (3.3.2 labels and instructions) require a visual label for the
selects? Would it be sufficent to implement a hidden label or a
title-attribut?

Technique H65 (sufficient technique for 3.3.2) recommends a
title-attribut when the visual design cannot accommodate the label, but
what about sighted keyboard user?

As there are (in other form elements of the site) floating labels, this
might be a better solution? I'm not sure if it fits to the design...

Thanks a lot
Sonja

From: Maxability A11Y
Date: Sun, Dec 03 2017 11:09PM
Subject: Re: SC 3.3.2 - visible labels required?
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Hi there,
In addition to the title I recommend having the first option or the default
option as Select time or similar. This value will be visible for everyone
until the user selects a specific option.




On Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 1:46 AM, Sonja Weckenmann < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I'm testing a timetable form of a local public transport site.
>
> There's a form, that consists out of two text inputs for "start" and
> "destination" and two selects for "date" and "time".
>
> The selects don't have labels. They show the actual date and time.
>
> Does WCAG (3.3.2 labels and instructions) require a visual label for the
> selects? Would it be sufficent to implement a hidden label or a
> title-attribut?
>
> Technique H65 (sufficient technique for 3.3.2) recommends a title-attribut
> when the visual design cannot accommodate the label, but what about sighted
> keyboard user?
>
> As there are (in other form elements of the site) floating labels, this
> might be a better solution? I'm not sure if it fits to the design...
>
> Thanks a lot
> Sonja
>
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