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Re: Accessible methods for showing help on forms

From: Mag Leahy <magleahy@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2010 17:37:45 +0000
Message-ID: <a25bda171001290937w1ba3dd59w50b9383a459a82a4@mail.gmail.com>
To: Maggie Thomson <Maggie@bunnyfoot.com>
Cc: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
As another not I would recommend JQuery validation for the client side
validation, which for accessibility would also need to be done server side.
See https://www.which.co.uk/login for an example - leave fields blank and
submit the form.

Cheers all. Have a nice evening.

On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 5:36 PM, Mag Leahy <magleahy@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
>>
>>
>>
>> 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.
>>
>>
>>
>> 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.
>>
>>
>>
>> So, my question is  what is the most effective way to do this, and what
>> are the advantages and disadvantages to the various methods?
>>
>>
>>
>> Examples I can think of are popup windows with explicit close, JavaScript
>> enabled hover over, title text, and so on.
>>
>>
>>
>> Please let me know your thoughts on the most effective way to achieve this
>> type of context sensitive help.
>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks all and look forward to hearing from you.
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
> --
> Mag
>



-- 
Mag
Received on Friday, 29 January 2010 17:38:19 GMT

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