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

From: Devarshi Pant <devarshipant@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2012 05:12:33 -0500
Cc: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <7B0DE5E3-60AC-4C12-A59B-72E5741633EE@gmail.com>
To: "mh@zadi.de" <mh@zadi.de>
Marc wrote:
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.

> Hi Marc: Do we have to style it like other elements?

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 reader.

> In that case, avoid using such techniques. I believe your statement, “A form which uses input type="file" should not be a problem for JAWS or other screen readers,” is applicable when such techniques are not used.

Thanks,
Devarshi
Received on Wednesday, 18 January 2012 10:11:01 GMT

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