You can set a form to automatically open with Webform Server's or the Viewer's Help mode turned on. This means that help messages are automatically displayed and read aloud to the user. However, keep in mind that this can reduce usability for sighted users, and that this option is best used if you are certain your users have vision impairments.
Help messages give additional instructions for completing items on the form. They may provide special formatting instructions, or simply offer examples of the expected response. Help messages may be particularly useful to people using screen magnifiers or those with cognitive disabilities.
If Webform Server or the Viewer help is not turned on, the screen readers cannot read the relevant help messages.
Many users with visual disabilities cannot access the toolbar icon that turns on Viewer Help, and may be unaware of the shortcut key that turns it on. This means that unless Viewer Help turns on automatically, many of your users may be unable to access the help messages they need to complete the form. To automatically turn on Viewer Help when a form opens, you must create a custom option that contains a compute that toggles the Viewer function setHelpMode to on when the form is opened. The following sample shows this compute:
'off', 'on') == '1' ? viewer.setHelpMode('on') : ''">
Exceptions to this practice
There are no exceptions to this practice.