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Re: Why is aria-expanded invalid with a checkbox?

From: Richard Schwerdtfeger <richschwer@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2016 13:11:28 -0600
Cc: Bryan Garaventa <bryan.garaventa@ssbbartgroup.com>, Stefan Schnabel <stefan.schnabel@sap.com>, Birkir Gunnarsson <birkir.gunnarsson@deque.com>, James Nurthen <james.nurthen@oracle.com>, "public-aria@w3.org" <public-aria@w3.org>
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To: Joseph Scheuhammer <clown@alum.mit.edu>
Ellipses are always a good indicator of a dialog box. I don’t recall seeing one on a checkbox. I could see one on a form submittal. I have seen them on pushbuttons. 

Rich

> On Feb 3, 2016, at 1:02 PM, Joseph Scheuhammer <clown@alum.mit.edu> wrote:
> 
> On 2016-02-03 12:28 PM, Bryan Garaventa wrote:
>> I understand this in most cases, and if the group decides this is the best way to go, that's fine with me.
>> 
>> However I do need to explain the situation, because the circumstance I'm referring to was more unique, in that the client is a financial institution that was sued because it did not adiquatly convey to non-sighted screen reader users that the checking of a particular checkbox would significantly impact there accounts, even though this was conveyed visually using CSS for sighted users.
>> 
>> So the legal design requirements were then mandated that it must convey that something else was going to happen when this checkbox was checked.
>> 
>> As I said, if the group decides this association is not important, I'll refer them to this thread in the future to explain why.
> 
> The typical way to indicate that a dialog is going to be invoked is via ellipses, "...". For example, the ellipsis in a "Save as ..." menu item tells me that I'm about get a save-file dialog.  I know that one screen reader, Orca, speaks "ellipsis" when one navigates to menu items with ellipses.
> 
> Would adding an ellipsis to a check box label workl?  Admittedly it looks a bit odd:
> 
> [ ] Click to accept these terms ...
> 
> Another thought:  although it does overload the label, what about adding text to the checkbox itself, such as:
> 
> [ ] Click to accept these terms (will show a confirmation dialog).
> 
> -- 
> ;;;;joseph.
> 
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