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Re: accessible forms in table format

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2003 16:36:14 -0400
Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.2.20030424162825.02ba0a20@pop.iamdigex.net>
To: "Dona Patrick" <patrickd@calib.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Cc: "Verna Fuller" <fullerv@calib.com>

At 02:59 PM 2003-04-24, Dona Patrick wrote:

>Does anyone have any experience with creating accessible forms in tabular 
>format?
>
>My company has been creating forms with similar questions and answers 
>within a table.  The form inputs are radio buttons.  I know I am not 
>explaining it well, so please see an example here:
>
>http://dponline.org/tableform.htm
>
>In this case the developer wrapped the table within a form.  The "label 
>for" attributes surround the table cell tags.  When I try to read it with 
>JAWS it reads it as if it is a table, (table specific keys work), but I am 
>not sure the radio buttons are being checked or not.  I have not tried it 
>with any other screen reader.
>
>Does anyone have a better answer for how to make this kind of form 
>accessible?  I know it is not a good model for a form, but that's out of 
>my hands.  The clients all love this format.
>
>Thank you,
>
>Dona Patrick

Include a clear TITLE on each INPUT in this case.

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ig/2002JanMar/0808.html

See also

http://www.google.com/search?accessible+form+table
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