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Re: Placeholder text instead of Labels

From: Mitchell Evan <mtchllvn@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2016 00:34:37 +0000
Message-ID: <CAK=xW6vk_uLdJ2DKJyBoyTxk5f7xeHhwKKUGgKWGS3d=ZQq43A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Herin Hentry <hhentry@planittesting.com>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Yes, "placeholder instead of label" is a failure of WCAG Success Criterion
4.1.2 Name, Role, Value.

These links further describe the problem and solutions:

   - Maxability: Placeholder attribute and Why it is not accessible
   - WebAIM Thread: Name, Role, Value and Labels or Instructions techniques

We should also remember to design an inclusive experience for voice control
users. The technical details in this PDF are incomplete, but the use cases
are good:

   - Guidelines For Speech-Accessible HTML for Dragon (PDF)

Mitchell Evan

On Tue, Mar 15, 2016 at 3:48 PM Herin Hentry <hhentry@planittesting.com>

> Hi,
> Using placeholder texts instead of Labels, the screen reader announces the
> placeholder texts. But, then it’s not good for older people and people with
> memory issues.
> Will this be accessibility failure?
> Thank you,
> Herin

Mitchell Evan
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