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Re: Because a checkbox can be perceived as a toggle button

From: Sharron Rush <srush@knowbility.org>
Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2016 11:59:28 -0600
Message-ID: <CA++nJxoRK8TjaNtmN8M1onsAb_AyZBdD2HHQLHL6d=vK+V478A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jim Allan <jimallan@tsbvi.edu>
Cc: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, "Jan Hellbusch [2bweb.de]" <hellbusch@2bweb.de>, WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Thanks Jim... and by the way folks this is one of the sites created in this
year's OpenAIR web accessibility design contest
<http://air-rallies.org/about/>. We will give awards tonight to the winning
sites and announce them all tomorrow.
Best,
Sharron



On Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 11:44 AM, Jim Allan <jimallan@tsbvi.edu> wrote:

> have seen several websites recently using just a checkbox as a toggle.
> here is one http://maximus.knowbility.org.php56-11.dfw3-2.
> websitetestlink.com/
> seems it would be easier for users to check a box to activate something
> and uncheck to deactivate.
>
> and easier for devs to not have to write js or css or whatever to have
> button text toggle etc between  "activate something" deactivate something.
> would be interesting to have some usability testing on this.
>
> On Mon, Nov 21, 2016 at 8:29 AM, Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>>
>> On 21 November 2016 at 14:02, Jan Hellbusch [2bweb.de] <
>> hellbusch@2bweb.de> wrote:
>>
>>> There seems to be a slight inconsistency between the current HTML spec
>>> and
>>> the ARIA in HTML overview
>>>
>>
>> HTML normatively points to ARIA in HTML, so in case of any inconsistency
>> refer to ARIA in HTML
>>
>> Authors may use the ARIA role and aria-* attributes on HTML elements
>>> <https://www.w3.org/TR/html51/infrastructure.html#html-element>, in
>>> accordance with the requirements described in the ARIA specifications,
>>> except where these conflict with the requirements specified in ARIA in HTML
>>> [html-aria]
>>> <https://www.w3.org/TR/html51/references.html#biblio-html-aria>.
>>>
>>
>> https://www.w3.org/TR/html51/dom.html#aria-authoring-requirements
>>
>>
>> --
>>
>> Regards
>>
>> SteveF
>> Current Standards Work @W3C
>> <http://www.paciellogroup.com/blog/2015/03/current-standards-work-at-w3c/>
>>
>
>
>
> --
> Jim Allan, Accessibility Coordinator
> Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
> 1100 W. 45th St., Austin, Texas 78756
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>



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Sharron Rush | Executive Director | Knowbility.org | @knowbility
*Equal access to technology for people with disabilities*
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