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Re: aria alternative for fieldset legend

From: adam solomon <adam.solomon2@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 16:40:21 +0200
Message-ID: <CALKv3=iam_fSeOeTJz36C1di3tZjopKzWsbLQ8oyMFWQH1Ldmw@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Crowell, Pierce" <Pierce.Crowell@ssa.gov>
Cc: "Dardamanis, George S." <George.S.Dardamanis@ssa.gov>, WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
I simply want to replace fielset/legend with an aria attribute - is this
supported (something like having an aria-label on each radio button along
with the htm label as well)
If you have an example great!

On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 3:23 PM, Crowell, Pierce <Pierce.Crowell@ssa.gov>wrote:

> Hi Adam.  ****
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> At SSA we have developed a pattern library that relies on ARIA for
> radio/check boxes.  We had difficulty with legend (I believe we still use
> the fieldset though).  ****
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> Meet George.  He is one of our analysts who consulted on the accessibility
> portion of the pattern library.  Can you give him some more details on what
> you are trying to accomplish, the environment you want to ensure this works
> with, screen shots, and/or code examples?  Some of our techniques are
> captured in our Best Practices Library, but first we should determine if it
> is a good fit for what you are doing.****
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> ** **
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> Pierce****
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> ** **
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> *From:* adam solomon [mailto:adam.solomon2@gmail.com]
> *Sent:* Monday, October 22, 2012 9:03 AM
> *To:* WCAG
> *Subject:* aria alternative for fieldset legend****
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> How would I mark up a series of radio buttons (each with its own label
> for="id") but without a legend or fieldset - could I just add an aria-label
> attribute to the radio buttons or would that override the html label (or
> vice versa)?****
>
> Thanks for any input****
>
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