Interactive Academy | Accessibility - Please add descriptive labels to form fields.

28 Mar 2019

As you may be aware just-in-time training is offered from within the Sitemorse service. It provides interactive support for your content production staff with context based information 'movies' answering the questions specifically related to the action ‘Please add descriptive labels to form fields'. For more information on our Academy, please visit https://sitemorse.com/news/2019/01/07/how-sitemorse-academy-delivers-just-time-learning-your-content-community/

Based on what corrections are required, one-to-one training is delivered directly to staff. Instant training, in manageable 2 or 3 minutes sessions. Training is recorded, as is the progress - allowing you to continue your improvement and demonstrate ongoing adjustment.

In this session, Helen Grimbly takes you through the action ‘Please add descriptive labels to form fields'. Form fields are used on a site to collect information about site visitors. 

Covered in this session:

  • Understanding form fields
    • Why this is important?
  • The reporting of corrective actions related to ‘Please add descriptive labels to form fields’.
  • How to view and managing corrective action.

By using meaningful link text users accessing your site via a screen reader can access a correct description of the link.

It is important to add descriptive labels to form fields so users accessing your site via a screen reader can understand, navigate and fill them in correctly.

Take a look at the W3C information on this action 'H44 - Using label elements to associate text labels with form controls' Further details can be found at; https://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG21/Techniques/html/H44