Web Accessibility Coordination (WAC)

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    8. Interactivity
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Interactivity

Summary

  • Design forms so that all input elements are clearly labeled.
  • Ensure that all interactive elements (like menus) are usable without the mouse or that alternatives are available that do not require the mouse and provide the functional equivalent.
  • Do not change the user's focus without permission.

Guidelines

  1. Electronic forms that are supposed to be completed online should allow people using assistive technology to complete the forms. They should be able to access the information, field elements, and functionality required for completion and submission of the form, including all directions and cues.
  2. For all form controls with implicitly associated labels, ensure that the label is properly positioned.
  3. Associate labels explicitly with their controls.
  4. If a timed response is required, alert the user. Provide a way for the user to indicate if they need more time to respond.
  5. Screen readers and some browsers are unable to read moving text. Do not use moving, blinking, scrolling, or auto-updating objects or ensure, at the very least, that those objects can be stopped by the user.
  6. Until user agents allow users to turn off spawned windows, do not cause pop-ups or other windows to appear and do not change the current window without informing the user.

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Page updated: 06-Feb-2006

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Web Accessibility Coordinators (WAC)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170