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Re: Question about techniques for 3.3.2

From: Sailesh Panchang <spanchang02@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2010 10:10:23 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <301127.60045.qm@web37904.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
To: Andi Snow-Weaver <andisnow@us.ibm.com>, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Well only if there is a visual non-text indicator that identifies required fields, then it is necessary that this is conveyed to AT via the label element / off-screen text / ARIA etc.
Sailesh Panchang

--- On Thu, 1/7/10, Andi Snow-Weaver <andisnow@us.ibm.com> wrote:

> From: Andi Snow-Weaver <andisnow@us.ibm.com>
> Subject: Question about techniques for 3.3.2
> To: "WCAG" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
> Date: Thursday, January 7, 2010, 11:31 AM
> A member of my team has raised a question about the
> techniques for 3.3.2. 
> Specifically, in bullet 1, why is G83 allowed? This
> technique is saying that it's okay to have required form
> fields that are not identified until after the user has
> failed to enter any data. We have an HTML technique (H90)
> that includes an example of including text in the
> <label> element to indicate required fields. And we
> have a failure technique (F81) that says you can't use
> color only to indicate the required fields. But we
> apparently have nothing that requires required fields to be
> identified before the user tries to submit a form. 
> Was this intentional or did we miss something? I guess you
> could rationalize that if the required fields are not
> identified at all, then it's not an accessibility issue.
> It's a usability issue for everyone. So maybe that's
> why we don't require it. 
> Thanks,
> Andi

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