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Re: Order of items on form

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@illinois.edu>
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 08:33:06 -0600 (CST)
To: "Andy Laws" <adlaws@gmail.com>, "Menezes Miller, Victoria" <victoria.menezes@wipo.int>
Cc: "WAI Interest Group list" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20091119083306.BZE31877@expms1.cites.uiuc.edu>

1. The search box in the upper left hand corner does not have a label.

2. Here are some links to free tools that you may want to share with people at the conference to check web pages for accessibility features::

Functional Accessibility Evaluator

Firefox Accessibility Extension


---- Original message ----
>Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 12:32:07 +0000
>From: Andy Laws <adlaws@gmail.com>  
>Subject: Re: Order of items on form  
>To: "Menezes Miller, Victoria" <victoria.menezes@wipo.int>
>Cc: WAI Interest Group list <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
>   Hi
>   My first opinion is that the page has black text on white background with no mechanism for
>   changing it to a pastel background color, which means people with dyslexia find the words
>   move around the page causing visual instability
>   Regards 
>   Andrew 
>   On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 12:24 PM, Menezes Miller, Victoria <victoria.menezes@wipo.int>
>   wrote:
>     Hi,
>     We have tried to implement an accessible online registration form for an accessibility
>     workshop we are holding within the UN system in Geneva.  I'd appreciate your comments
>     and feedback.  (The fact that it would be advisable to actually state that it is a form
>     in the title was useful for me.)
>     http://www.wipo.int/meetings/en/2010/wipo_itu_wai/registration.html
>     Thanks,
>     Vicki Menezes Miller
>     World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
>     -----Original Message-----
>     From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Régine
>     Lambrecht
>     Sent: jeudi, 19. novembre 2009 12:04
>     To: Andy Laws; WAI Interest Group list
>     Subject: RE: Order of items on form
>     I would say inside: if you say what a form serves for, user should first know that there
>     is a form around. If they didn't here 'form' in their screen reader first, they won't
>     know.
>     Régine Lambrecht
>     Tipik SA
>     Brussels
>     ________________________________________
>     From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Andy Laws
>     [adlaws@gmail.com]
>     Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2009 11:42 AM
>     To: WAI Interest Group list
>     Subject: Order of items on form
>     Dear All
>     Help with fieldsets
>     which is the prefered method for marking up form elemets
>     ie
>     <fieldset>
>       <legend>Test<l/egend>
>        <p>Descriptive text of the form purpose</p>
>        <lablel for="testitem">Test Form Item<lable>
>        <input type="test" id="testitem" />
>     </fieldset>
>     Or
>      <p>Descriptive text of the form purpose</p>
>     <fieldset>
>       <legend>Test<l/egend>
>        <lablel for="testitem">Test Form Item<lable>
>        <input type="test" id="testitem" />
>     </fieldset>
>     ie have the <p> tag to describe the form fuction to the user either inside or outside
>      the fieldset
>     Regards
>     Andrew
>     --
>     Andrew Laws Bsc(Hons) MBCS, FBCS
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