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Re: A proposal for changing the guidelines

From: Scott Luebking <phoenixl@netcom.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 19:53:28 -0800 (PST)
Message-Id: <200003160353.TAA13943@netcom.com>
To: phoenixl@netcom.com, unagi69@concentric.net
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

Observation:  Blind users can have problems navigating in a group of
related radio buttons or a group of related checkboxes.

Approach:  On a web page designed for blind users, use a drop-down box
instead of a group of radio buttons or a group of checkboxes.
One advantage is that the blind user can more quickly move past the
drop-down box than the group.  Also, if the drop-down box is in
single choices mode, it can be easier to identify the current choice
without having to check out each radio button.  If the drop-down
box is in multiple choice mode in order to replace a group of checkboxes,
be sure to indicate in the label for the drop-down box that multiple
choices are allowed.

Note:  If the radio button or the checkbox are singlets, the drop-down
box is not needed.

Received on Wednesday, 15 March 2000 22:53:32 UTC

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