Re: Should we require labels to be always visible?

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Andrew Kirkpatrick
Group Product Manager, Standards and Accessibility

From: David MacDonald <<>>
Date: Friday, January 6, 2017 at 10:51
To: "<>" <<>>, WCAG <<>>
Subject: Should we require labels to be always visible?
Resent-From: WCAG <<>>
Resent-Date: Friday, January 6, 2017 at 10:52

Most of the sites I evaluate these days seem to have placeholder text for labels. An aria-label helps, but the label still disappears on focus or on clicking into the field.

Would it help the cognitive community if the label is always visible. So for placeholder labels, should we require that the label appears near the field when the user clicks or tabs to the field? Like this?

David MacDonald

CanAdapt Solutions Inc.

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