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Comment LC-1160
Commenter: Greg Lowney <gcl-0039@access-research.org> on behalf of Lowney Access Research, LLC

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1.3.5 says information required to operate the content should not rely on visual location or orientation of components, but in HTML forms the association between a control (e.g. radio button) and its visual label (e.g. static text nex to it) are only exposed programmatically through the DOM and visually by the spatial relationship between the two objects. The only way to avoid relying on spatial cues is to use assistive technology; is that the intention of this criterion, even though the word "programmatically" does not appear in the wording and the Understanding and Techniques don't explicitly mention steps to assist assistive technology?
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