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Re: Required Form Fields Question

From: Christophe Strobbe <strobbe@hdm-stuttgart.de>
Date: Thu, 06 Mar 2014 18:30:46 +0100
Message-ID: <5318B0C6.5010104@hdm-stuttgart.de>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Hi Geri,

On 6/03/2014 18:22, Druckman,Geri wrote:
> Easiest way to make sure  screen reader users know a certain field is
> required, in my opinion, is to add aria-required="true" to the input tag.

According to <http://www.html5accessibility.com/> HTML5's required
attribute was already supported by Firefox 15 and Chrome 21 but not
accessibility-supported by Internet Explorer 10.
Is aria-required better supported by assistive technologies?

Best regards,

Christophe


> For example for a first name text field:
> <input id="first-name" type="text" maxlength="50" value=""
> name="rel_first" aria-required="true" ></input>
>
> I also recommended, here at MD Anderson, since most of our forms can
> get pretty lengthly, to add at the beginning of the form "All fields
> are required except those marked as optional.", and then only mark the
> optional fields with the word "Optional".  Makes it clearer and cleaner.
>
>
> Geri Druckman
> Web Development Specialist - Accessibility
> Department of Internet Services
> MD Anderson Cancer Center
> T 713-792-6293 | F 713-745-8134
>
> From: <Homme>, James <james.homme@highmark.com
> <mailto:james.homme@highmark.com>>
> Date: Thursday, March 6, 2014 10:55 AM
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> <mailto:w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>>
> Subject: Required Form Fields Question
> Resent-From: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org <mailto:w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>>
> Resent-Date: Thursday, March 6, 2014 10:56 AM
>
> Hi,
>
> If a required field symbol is on screen, immediately to the left of a
> form field, but outside the label tag, so that a screen reader user
> has to exit Form mode to see it, does that violate that a required
> field must be programmibly determined?
>
>  
>
> Thanks.
>
>  
>
> Jim
>
>
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Christophe Strobbe
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Adaptive User Interfaces Research Group
Hochschule der Medien
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70569 Stuttgart
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Received on Thursday, 6 March 2014 17:31:09 UTC

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