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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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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

   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
IBM Human Ability and Accessibility Center
Received on Friday, 17 February 2012 14:54:56 UTC

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