You should always test your forms before releasing them for general use. You should test your forms using all of the accessibility software that a person with disabilities may use.
- Turn on your focus indicator.
- Use a screen magnifier.
- Run a screen reader.
- Use keyboard commands only. (Do not use a mouse – many users with disabilities cannot navigate with a mouse.)
- Close your eyes or turn off your monitor.
Testing your forms using typical accessibility tools allows you to ensure that your form is fully accessible. This practice ensures that all visual elements in the form are represented by text that JAWS can read aloud, that tabbing sequences include all form items and proceed in a logical order, and that the form's background colors clearly contrast with text, mandatory and invalid fields, and the focus indicator.
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Exceptions to this practice
Currently there are no exceptions to this practice.