Web Accessibility, Part 7: Form Labels, Instructions, and Validation

Technical level: Intermediate (knowledge of HTML required)

Duration: 1 hour (estimate)

IAAP CAECs: 1 (This class counts toward renewal of IAAP certification)

Course Synopsis:

Ensuring users can understand and interact successfully with forms, including field labels, group labels, instructions, required fields, HTML5 input types, form validation (success and error messages), etc.

Pricing for Online Class

Each class is $45 for a full year of access, or lower for group enrollment, or when purchasing multi-course curriculum packages. See the the full set of curriculum options for details.

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Course Topics: Web Accessibility, Part 7: Form Labels, Instructions, and Validation

  • Labels
    • Semantic Labels
    • Meaningful Label Text
    • Icons as Labels
    • Placeholder Text as Labels
    • Visibility of Labels
    • Proximity of Labels to Controls
    • Multiple Labels for One Field
    • One Label for Multiple Fields
  • Group Labels
    • Semantic Group Labels
    • Meaningful Group Labels
    • Proximity of Group Labels
    • Visibility of Group Labels
  • Instructions & Other Helpful Info
    • Instructions for Forms, Groups, and Sections
    • Instructions for Inputs
    • Required Fields
  • Dynamic Forms & Custom Widgets
    • Progressive Form Updates
    • Changes in Context
    • Custom Form Inputs
  • Form Validation
    • Error Prevention
    • Design Pattern 1:
      Error/Success Summary
    • Design Pattern 2:
      Send Focus to First Error
    • Design Pattern 3:
      Inline (Real-Time) Validation
    • Error Identification Considerations
    • Success Confirmation Considerations
  • Using Forms with Screen Readers
    • Keyboard Commands
    • Screen Reader Modes