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Training for Testing Software for 508 Compliance

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Testing for §1194.21 (l): Electronic Forms

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All the guidelines that apply to the rest of the application apply to electronic forms. It is important that electronic forms be designed and developed to allow for keyboard access, programmatic access and clear and straightforward interaction.

In addition to the checkpoints discussed in this module, all other checkpoints in this course apply to forms and form fields. When forms are designed using these principles, users with disabilities will be able to correct, review, enter and validate form content. Ensuring that all the checkpoints in this module are covered will reduce errors in form data and allow users with disabilities to submit form data with confidence. When electronic forms and form fields are not accessible, users may have to spend a lot of time diagnosing problems and may even give up completing a form.

Knowledge Check

Now check your understanding by answering the following question. Use the Answer button to check your selection.

Why is it important to verify the logical tab order of a form?


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