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WCAG technique H44 test procedure for radio buttons and checkboxes

From: David Todd <dltodd@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2012 09:53:49 -0500
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
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Hello,

I have some questions about the WCAG H44 test procedure for radio buttons
and checkboxes: http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG-TECHS/H44#H44-tests

One of the steps in the procedure says: "Check that there is a label
element that identifies the purpose of the control after the input element"

My questions are about the "after the input element" clause and are as
follows:

   Should the test procedure prescribe where a label resides?
   If yes, does "after the input element" mean visually or physically?  For
   example, may a label physically reside above a button and the author
   uses CSS to render it to the right?

Thank you.

David Todd
720-663-2815
IBM Human Ability and Accessibility Center
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