Section 508, 1194.22(n)

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“When electronic forms are designed to be completed online, the form shall allow people using assistive technology to access the information, field elements, and functionality required for completion and submission of the form, including all directions and cues.”

WCAG 1.0 Checkpoint: None


In other words, all form controls, information, help, and cues must be available to those using assistive technologies to complete the form.


  1. Lay out the form logically so it can be navigated easily with the [tab] key.
  2. Use the
  3. Group related fields using the <fieldset> tag:
    <legend>Choose a color:</legend><br />
    <label for="blue"><input id="blue" type="checkbox" name="checkbox" value="checkbox">Blue</label><br />
    <label for="green"><input id="green" type="checkbox" name="checkbox2" value="checkbox">Green</label><br />
    <label for="yellow"><input id="yellow" type="checkbox" name="checkbox3" value="checkbox">

A good example of proper accessible form markup is provided at Creating Accessible Forms