Weekly tips to improve accessibility. Thank you for joining us on this journey.
Tip of the Week: Are your forms accessible?
Customers use forms to order and pay. Members sign up using forms. Forms are incredibly important for business and data gathering. Can people with disabilities use your forms?
Form fields need labels that are tied to them in the code. This ensures that when a blind user navigates to the field, they hear the name of the form field and know what to do. Otherwise, all they hear is "edit", "edit", "edit" as they move around the form.
A correctly set up form field also helps users who have difficulty touching a small area with a finger or mouse by enabling them to touch the label as well as the field. This is very helpful with checkboxes and radio buttons. It also helps mobile phone users who are trying to complete a form while walking.
Time: A few seconds
Who Benefits: Individuals who are blind or who have difficulty using a pointer (mouse or finger) to move around the screen
It is easier to navigate to a form field