Getting Your Forms in ShapeBy Earl, Crista; Neal, Elizabeth; Access World, Vol. 5, No. 2
Publication Date: March 2004
Article examines the accessibility of forms as they are presented on web sites. Some of the problems Internet users who are blind or have low vision face while accessing forms on the web are discussed, while suggestions are provided for web designers to make their sites more accessible. Seven form-related criteria are covered: (1) layouts, (2) keyboard accessibility, (3) properly labeled form controls, (4) radio buttons, (5) select menus, (6) tables, and (7) buttons. In summary, if web designers display forms in a logical manner and are consistent throughout their site, make proper use of labels, and avoid client-side scripts and radio buttons, web forms can be readily accessible for people who are blind or have low vision.
Published by: AFB Press (Website:http://www.afb.org/Section.asp?SectionID=46)
American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) (Web Site: http://www.afb.org )
Link to text: http://www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw050204