[Athen] form elements

Khoa Pham kpham at swccd.edu
Fri Oct 19 15:52:21 PDT 2018

Has anyone ever encounter an input field with labels that are coded like the one in the picture? Using AXE browser plugin to scan this content suggest that it is considered not accessible. I can see why AXE would find it not accessible since this input field is not using the proper HTML tag. JAWS picks up the span and associates it as a label, but NVDA shows it as an unlabeled form field. Would this be considered as not accessible?

On another question regarding grouping of radio buttons and checkboxes. Is it a requirement to group them in a <fieldset> even if there is no other groups of radio buttons or checkboxes present? In my opinion it would be helpful for screen reader user, regardless of whether there are other groups these elements around. I would like to get some opinion on this.

Thank you in advance

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