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Re: Accessible styled input type="file" and select boxes

From: Marc Haunschild <mh@zadi.de>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2012 11:13:49 +0100
Message-ID: <4F1003DD.3020506@zadi.de>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Hello Devarshi,

thanks for your answer.

Am 12.01.2012 22:23, schrieb Devarshi Pant:
>> Hi Marc -- You raise an interesting point. As I know this, the<input 
>> type = "file">  adds a text field and an upload button combination, 
>> and when you run a screen reader like JAWS, it identifies these as 
>> 'edit' and 'button' type fields. I think it becomes an issue when 
>> both the controls share the same title attribute.

That's not my point...

A form which uses input type="file" should not be a problem for JAWS or 
other screen readers.

> Furthermore, am not sure what you imply by 'accessible styled' in your
> subject line.

The input Eement with the type file can not be styled like other 
elements. I mean grafical styling, like changing size, position, font, 
shape and so on.

There are some techniques out there using JavaScript to hide these 
Elements and replace them with text fields and buttons. These solutions 
normally can not be used by people without a mouse or using a screen 

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