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I have to validate pages for web content accessibility standards, and I have to explain to the client why in certain cases having a radio button is more acceptable than a checkbox; but I can't seem to find anything to back this up.

The website form uses labels, and is created by the client with some of the following options:

Gender: Female: [] Male: []

Languages spoken: English: [] French: [] Both: []

The page does not validate server-side because the idea is you're supposed to fill out the form and click the "Print" button at the bottom, then send. Why they didn't create a fillable form in Adobe is beyond me, but that is the not the point right now...

I do not think there is anything in the WCAG standards about using checkboxes or radio buttons but it seems this is often overlooked by web publishers. But if someone helps me find some good information to bring forward to the client, then that should be enough evidence to change the form.

I tried doing a google search but I don't think I am choosing the search words, or something...so please help me out

Thanks!
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From:artemis2020
Date:October 6th, 2012 04:29 pm (UTC)
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Hi thanks!
I know all the logical reasons, I just want to explain them to the client by backing it up with information found in Google but I've had some trouble finding that information :\

I think the issue is before in CLF radio buttons were discouraged and then were suddenly brought back, so there are still webforms out there that are using the wrong standards...
From:magentodesigns
Date:October 23rd, 2012 10:18 am (UTC)
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you just search in google search engine,you will get so many solutions for your problem. Magento Website Developer
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