Document Type: Standard
HHS web forms must be Section 508 compliant, ensuring that:
The compliant form will provide persons using assistive technologies the ability to interpret information and navigate the form functionality required for the completion and submission of the form. Forms using explicit labels or table layouts will associate the form fields with the titles for users of assistive technology.
The document structure should be used to determine the navigation of the form fields. The use of TabIndex and AccessKeys sometimes present barriers to assistive technologies. A well defined document structure eliminates the need for AccessKeys and TabIndex attributes.
There are three acceptable methods that may be used when creating HTML forms:
The document structure should be used to define the navigation of form fields whenever possible.
Related Web Standards and Usability Guidelines: