Accessibility and Usability Guide
Create and edit e-forms using Adobe LiveCycle
What will I need?
- Forms are created using online software called Adobe LiveCycle.
- Add keywords to your e-forms.
Provide context and orientation information:
- Associate labels explicitly with their controls.
Use interim solutions:
- For all form controls with implicitly associated labels, ensure the label is properly positioned.
- Include default, place-holding characters in edit boxes and text areas.
Design for device-independence:
- Create a logical tab order through links, form controls, and objects.
- Provide keyboard shortcuts to important links.
- Check your webpages comply with usability guidelines.
- On forms, use fields of the appropriate type for each action, routing or setting (p50-2).
- On forms, group the fields that are parts of a concept and label them using 'fieldset' and 'legend' tags (p63-4).
- On forms, add 'label' tags to all fields (p64).
- On forms, use 'textareas' only where essential (p65).
- Communicate time constraints clearly, and allow citizens to request additional time to complete their tasks (p65).
- Where a citizen's personal information is collected, incorporate a statement to inform the citizen how their data will be used (p106).
- Where forms are used to collect a citizen's personal information say which body is collecting the information (p109).
- Inform citizens if their personal information could be disclosed to third parties (p110).
- When collecting personal information from children, ensure that information about parents and others is not requested (p111).
- Allow citizens to complete any transaction without supplying marketing or promotion related information (p113).
- Evaluate your webpages with some online evaluation tools.