Accessibility: Keyboard Input and Forms

To meet the WCAG guidelines, your website has to work for keyboard-only users. We'll run through all the code changes necessary for this and also for making forms that are accessible and easy to use, with clear labels and validation errors.
Course info
Rating
(17)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 5, 2020
Duration
1h 15m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(17)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 5, 2020
Duration
1h 15m
Description

Keyboard traps can cause a variety of problems and frustrations for keyboard-only users.

In this course, Accessibility: Keyboard Input and Forms, you'll gain the ability to create solutions for some of the challenges that keyboard-only users can face with websites.

First, you'll learn how to ensure that a site is accessible to them, why keyboard focus indicators are essential, how to spot and prevent keyboard traps, and how to make a custom control keyboard-friendly.

Next, you'll discover various methods for labelling and describing input controls, as well as making CAPTCHAs more accessible.

Finally, you'll explore validation messages and error handling, how to link error messages to the form controls, and how to inform a screen reader user that there was an issue with the input.

When you're finished with this course, you’ll have a clear understanding of the techniques necessary to make a website accessible to keyboard-only users, and how to make forms easy to use for a wider audience.

About the author
About the author

Fiona Holder is Director of Software Development at Xibis Ltd, an innovative web and mobile application development company. She primarily works in C#,ASP.NET MVC, JavaScript, CSS, and HTML5.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
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