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Designing Accessible Forms

taught by: Jim Allan


Forms can pose unique usability and accessibility challenges to people, including those using assistive and mobile technologies. This BYOL hands-on session will review current practices and strategies to making form fields usable and accessible using semantic HTML and CSS. We will review how screen-readers and speech recognition technologies interact with online forms. The use and accessibility support of HTML5 forms will also be reviewed.

Practical Skills:

  • Using semantic html to create accessible forms
  • Ways to label a form control - Using
  • Using form control types for better mobile experience
  • Form usability
  • Grouping form controls
  • Reporting errors to the user
  • Form instructions
  • Form accessibility attributes across platforms and browsers


  • Basic understanding of HTML