What is Accessibility?
Formsite forms have accessibility built into form items and features wherever possible, but some cases may need special attention to make sure content doesn't go beyond what accessibility can support.
Due to the nature of accessibility, your forms must be planned and built with accessibility in mind.
- Color alone shouldn't be used to highlight important information. Colors should have sufficient contrast. Some users can't see certain colors or distinguish colors that are too similar.
- Image items should have alternate text set. This should be a description of the image for users who are unable to see images.
- Animated images shouldn't flash or flicker. Flashing or flickering at between 2 and 55 cycles per second can trigger optically-induced seizures.
- Use descriptive labels for all form items. Items with labels that are empty or not descriptive won't be accessible for users with screen reading software.
- Ensure any custom HTML that you add to your form is fully valid. Invalid HTML can confuse screen reading software.
Some form items aren't able to work in an accessible way. For example, a Signature item requires form users to visually draw their signature and there's not a way to replicate this in a non-visual way.
These items aren't fully accessible, don't use them if you require full accessibility:
- Multi Scale items
- Star Matrix
- Text List