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SC 1.3.3 - text alternative or no visible label?

From: Adam Cooper <cooperad@bigpond.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2016 15:24:30 +1100
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hi all, 


There is some debate at my work about whether (non-decorative) ‘graphical
symbols’ need to have visible labels when they provide instruction.


So I have a question about SC1.3.3. 


Is it reasonable to infer from SC1.3.3 that instructions conveyed
non-verbally must be accompanied by some form of visible text?


For example, a button with a triangle icon indicating current state (or is
it indicating outcome?) that rotates 90 and toggles an expandable section.
The button includes offscreen text that says ‘show/hide xyz’.


Is this sufficient to meet SC  1.3.3?


Should anything be read into the use of ‘glyph’ and ‘symbol’ in failure
technique F26?


Should F26 be under SC1.1.1 instead?







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