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Re: Accessible methods for showing help on forms

From: Mag Leahy <magleahy@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2010 17:36:07 +0000
Message-ID: <a25bda171001290936gc402dbbu3e999a44aae32a2a@mail.gmail.com>
To: Maggie Thomson <Maggie@bunnyfoot.com>
Cc: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Hi there,

We have used this at one of my clients in the past.

http://www.which.co.uk/reviews/camcorders/canon-fs10/test-results
See this page with and without js to see the context sensitive help in
action with js and non js.
This does not use WAI-ARIA so that would be an enhancement.

Cheers.

On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 5:16 PM, Maggie Thomson <Maggie@bunnyfoot.com>wrote:

>  Hi all
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> I was wondering if I could open up a discussion about the most effective
> way to provide accessible context sensitive help on forms, at the input
> level. For example, an input for a form requests information to be submitted
> in a particular form, or there are rules around the information to be
> provided.
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> The input may have an associated help icon that the user can click or hover
> over to see the associated help for that input appear.
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> So, my question is  what is the most effective way to do this, and what
> are the advantages and disadvantages to the various methods?
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> Examples I can think of are popup windows with explicit close, JavaScript
> enabled hover over, title text, and so on.
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> Please let me know your thoughts on the most effective way to achieve this
> type of context sensitive help.
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> Thanks all and look forward to hearing from you.
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Mag
Received on Friday, 29 January 2010 17:36:41 GMT

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