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WCAG 2.0 Comment Submission

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Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2006 04:37:15 +0000 (UTC)
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Name: Jessica Enders
Email: jessicae@hiser.com.au
Affiliation: The Hiser Group
Document: W2
Item Number: Make text content readable and understandable.
Part of Item: 
Comment Type: TE
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
In the previous version of these guidelines there was a very specific criterion regarding placement of labels and their associated fields (10.2). There doesn\'t seem to be any mention of this in the current guidelines, yet I would have thought that placement significantly impacts on accessibility. For example, a screen reader experience with a label to the left of a field versus to the right would be quite different.

Proposed Change:
Suggest the ideal orientation of labels in reference to their associated fields, based on your knowledge of screen readers and related mechanisms people with disabilities use to navigate through forms. 
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