Forms are the main way our users communicate with us. They use forms to complete purchases, sign up for newsletters, RSVP to events, and submit contact forms. Forms are critical in today’s virtual environment.
Inaccessible forms mean some of your users could have a frustrating experience with your organization, or they aren’t able to interact with your form at all.
In fact, the WebAIM million report found over 1.7 million form fields aren’t properly labeled.
The resources below will help you know how to make accessible forms so all users can have a better experience with your forms.
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Featured form resources
Learn what forms need to be accessible including how to make form error messages accessible.
4 form functionalities websites often don’t consider. These strategies can make your forms more usable for all users and accessible for users with disabilities.
In this video, learn what makes forms accessible and exactly how to test a form for accessibility.
More form resources
Why CAPTCHA tests are inaccessible and alternatives for security.
How to associate labels with inputs explicityly, when hiding label text, and implicitly.
How to make accessible form controls for different input types.
Strategies for making your form validation and error messages accessible.
Issues with browser’s default field validation.
Four ways to hide visual labels while maintaining accessibility.
Form result documentation
These are the WAVE results associated with forms. WAVE is a free tool you can use to check a page for accessibility issues.
What an empty form label error is and how to fix it.
What a missing form label error is and how to fix it.
What a multiple form labels error is and how to fix it.
What an orphaned label is and how to review the alert.
What a select missing alert is and how to review it.
What an unlabeled form control with title alert is and how to review it.
What a fieldset missing legend alert is and how to review it.
What a missing fieldset alert is and how to review it.
What a form label feature result is and how to review it.
What a fieldset feature result is and how to review it.
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