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Re: A proposal for changing the guidelines

From: Scott Luebking <phoenixl@netcom.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2000 09:33:41 -0800 (PST)
Message-Id: <200003161733.JAA13504@netcom.com>
To: phoenixl@netcom.com, unagi69@concentric.net
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Observation:  Some forms have labels to the right or below the field.
If a blind user is using a screen reader which doesn't understand the HTML
label tag, the blind user can have problems identifying the label.

Approach:  On web pages desiggned for blind users, always put the label
to the left of the field.  (In certain situations, a label for a
textarea could be above the textarea.)

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