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

From: Joseph Scheuhammer <clown@alum.mit.edu>
Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2016 11:17:48 -0500
To: "Schnabel, Stefan" <stefan.schnabel@sap.com>, Richard Schwerdtfeger <richschwer@gmail.com>
Cc: Bryan Garaventa <bryan.garaventa@ssbbartgroup.com>, Birkir Gunnarsson <birkir.gunnarsson@deque.com>, James Nurthen <james.nurthen@oracle.com>, "public-aria@w3.org" <public-aria@w3.org>
Message-ID: <56B379AC.5040003@alum.mit.edu>
Hi Stefan,

On 2016-02-04 2:47 AM, Schnabel, Stefan wrote:
> Joseph,
>
>>> >>Right, so instead of a check box, use a pair of buttons, instead, labelled "Reject ..." and "Accept ...".
> Redesign is sometimes the unloved answer ... I have such discussions every day with User Interface Developers.
>
> - Stefan

Yes, but, you could argue that the button UI is more usable by everyone, 
and not just AT users.  And, IMHO, it's not more complicated than some 
of the other suggestions in this thread.  As Matt has said:

> Sometimes I think we tend to overcode accessibility and overwhelm users with meta information that makes the real information harder to perceive.

-- 
;;;;joseph.

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