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Re: Using aria-labelledby instead of <label> element

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 16:38:18 +0000
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To: Ramón Corominas <listas@ramoncorominas.com>
Cc: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Another possibility is to use the title attribute on the inputs to provide
the label.

for example:


On 22 March 2012 11:22, Ramón Corominas <listas@ramoncorominas.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> We are developing a tool to manage different fields related to many
> records in a dataset. The information is presented as a data table to show
> and edit the values of each record, so the column headers act as labels for
> each field, and row headers identify each record. For example, imagine that
> you have a chess shop:
> Columns: Piece, color, material, unit price
> Rows: King, Queen, Rook, Knight, Bishop, Pawn
> Thus, we need to construct the "label" for each field combining both row
> and column headers "Queen color", "Knight unit price", etc. We have tested
> aria-labelledby to do this, and it seems to work fine with all the screen
> readers and platforms that we have tested (JAWS & NVDA w/ IE & FF,
> VoiceOver w/ Safari). We have also seen that this technique has been
> submitted to the WCAG WG [1]. However, I cannot find it in the Techniques
> document, so I don't know if there is a reason to avoiding it.
> What do you think? Would it be acceptable to use aria-labelledby as the
> only way to label a form control?
> Thanks in advance,
> Ramón.
> [1] Associating multiple labels with a form control using ARIA-LABELLEDBY
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/**Public/public-wcag2-techs/**
> 2010Aug/0000.html<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-wcag2-techs/2010Aug/0000.html>

with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG

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