1 · Login, Signup and Other Forms

Web 2.0 Services

This covers all aspects of registering with a service or site, then returning to sign-in and finally to work with forms. Those who use screen readers and keyboard access need to be able to reach the forms and exit to the rest of the site. Good labelling enables users to understand the type of content required. Keyboard focus needs to be managed appropriately within form fields, particularly if the form appears in a modal window. Users should be informed of required fields and able to perceive error alerts if form submission fails. Form should also work effectively when using alternative input devices, including touch screens.

Outcomes

This test has 5 possible outcomes.

N/A Not applicable
0% Fails screen reader and keyboard access, times out, no feedback or alternatives. Modal window can't be reached or exited.
33% Keyboard accessible forms but lack labels, has time limit and CAPTCHA alternative poorly delivered.
67% CAPTCHA alternative offered, no time limits, some accessible forms but labels may be misleading and feedback limited.
100% No CAPTCHA. Simple, accessible forms with clear labels e.g. 'username (email)' and 'password'. Keyboard access to all areas is good.

Disabilities

The results of this test are taken into account when calculating accessibility scores for the following disabilities.

Techniques

The following techniques may come in handy when running this test.

References

This test aims to provide coverage of the following sections of best practice.

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WCAG 2.0 1.1 Provide text alternatives for any non-text content so… More Info
WCAG 2.0 2.1 Make all functionality available from a keyboard. More Info
WCAG 2.0 2.4 Provide ways to help users navigate, find content, and… More Info
WCAG 2.0 3.3 Help users avoid and correct mistakes. More Info