Form Design Considerations

How to Implement

  1. Web Page Forms
  2. Flash (Generic)

Interactive can be a major barrier for users, especially those on a screen reader. Issues for navigating forms and interactive pages include:

  1. Users on a screen reader may not know what information to put into a particular field.
  2. Form controls and icons may not be fully identified on a screen reader
  3. Forms or interactive controls which only work with a mouse is a barrier for the motion impaired user as well as screen readers.
  4. If a user does not enter information correctly into a form, the error report form should clearly identify the location and type of error.

No matter what platform a form is created in, these guidelines should be implemented.