Requirement • Explanation • Tutorial
(n) Forms:When electronic forms are designed to be completed on-line, the form shall allow people using assistive technology to access the information, field elements, and functionality required for completion and submission of the form, including all directions and cues.
Forms that are submittable via the Internet need to be accessible for all visitors to a site. Sighted individuals typically do not have problems with online forms. Low vision and blind users, on the other hand, can be significantly challenged by a poorly created form.
Important things to remember:
To set the form tab order in FrontPage or Expression: 1. From within the form body, choose Insert/Form and select the appropriate form field type.
2. Once the form field has been inserted, select it and right click on it. Choose "Form Field Properties" from the pop up menu. In the form field properties dialog box, you will see an area for setting the "Tab order."
3. In the form field properties dialog box, you will see an area for setting the "Tab order." Identify the tab stop by number here. Be sure that the fields are consecutively numbered, then click "OK."
Due to the complexity of forms, please visit WebAIM's Creating Accessible Forms Tutorial for detailed assistance.
For those authors with Webs on Ektron's CMS, refer to the pdf tutorial.
For your convenience, you may also wish to download a printer-friendly Section 508 checklist (pdf).For additional assistance with this requirement, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.