Tag Archives: forms

Using the fieldset and legend elements | Accessibility

Using the right HTML elements when implementing forms is essential to ensure they can be used by as many people as possible including screen reader users. In this blog Léonie explains the correct usage of the fieldset and legend elements. On GOV.UK we often use groups of related form fields, like a set of radio buttons or checkboxes. These related fields might be used to offer multiple answers to a single question, or to ask for multiple pieces of information about the same thing.

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Labeled With Love, From the Notebook of Aaron Gustafson

Labeled With Love by Aaron Gustafson

This is the first entry in the series Modern Web Form Best Practices. Forms exist on pretty much every site on the web in one form or another. They are the primary mechanism by which we gather information from our users.1 Of course, before anyone can fill out a form, they need to know what it’s asking for.

Labeling is key.A few months back, I relayed a story from Facebook about how important the wording of their questions was in getting accurate responses from their users. The words we choose are incredibly important—your interface is a conversation with your users. I highly recommend reading up on that (and listening to the Radiolab episode that spurred me to write it), but I’m going to spend the remainder of this post talking about the utilitarian aspects of labels and how to use them properly in your forms.

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Styling Forms Accessibly | UX Booth

I was waiting at a bus stop when I realized that the person next to me was using sign language over FaceTime on her phone. I had never thought about how video calling benefitted communication for hearing-impaired people.

There is so much that accessibility enables. As a UX developer, I try to incorporate accessibility needs as much as I can when I build websites and web applications so I always enjoy seeing everyday considerations….

When sites are correctly designed and developed, all users have access to all of the information and functionality. In the world of the web, forms are one of the most important pieces for conversion, so striving for good user experience in forms is paramount.

Let’s take a look at how we can create better user experiences for users filling out our web forms through accessibility.

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