Example for Checkpoint
10.2 - Until user agents support explicit associations between labels and form controls, for all form controls with implicitly associated labels, ensure that the label is properly positioned.

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Authors should get in the habit of explicitly associating form controls and informative labels (see the example for Checkpoint 12.4). In the meantime, Examples 1 and 2 on this page show the layout of controls that would be relatively accessible to users of screen-readers. It should not be difficult to identify which label is associated with which control.

For all form controls with labels, ensure that:

Example 1: the label is immediately following its control on the same line (allowing more than one control/label per line).

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Example 2: the label is on the line before the control (with only one label and one control per line).



Example 3: shows a label and control layout that could be confusing for the screen-reader user:

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