Forms are generally used to enable users to send information to the server hosting the site. This may be to trigger some action, for example to send an email or add the sender's details to a database.
Users with a vision impairment are not able to access poorly labelled forms that cannot be tabbed through in a logical sequence.
If forms are part of your website, use the checklist below to assess any accessibility barriers that may be present. If you have ticked 'no' for any item, go to the Guidelines for how to overcome this barrier.
Form labels are associated with their elements by placing them immediately above or to the left of the element.
Only one text entry box is provided per line.
ALT text is used to describe the function of any graphical buttons used.
Forms can be emailed or downloaded, filled in and then faxed or mailed.
An assistance phone number is provided.
A logical tab order through form controls is provided.
Keyboard shortcuts for moving to different fields are provided.
A button has been included for form submissions and drop-down lists.