W3C Web Accessibility Initiative

This page contains material related to a presentation at the Web Accessibility Best Practices Evaluation Training in Lisbon, Portugal on 5 July, 2005, as part of the WAI-TIES Project (WAI - Training, Implementation, Education, Support). It is not intended to stand-alone; rather, it is primarily provided as reference material for participants in the training.

Scope of Training and Materials: This one-day training focused on select topics that were particularly suited to the circumstances of this specific training session. It did not to cover all aspects of evaluating Web accessibility, and did not cover all Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 1.0 checkpoints.
No Endorsement or Recommendation of Evaluation Tools: W3C/WAI does not endorse Web accessibility evaluation tools and does not recommend one tool over another. Some tools were listed, demonstrated, and used in activities in this training. Mention of a specific tool does not imply endorsement nor recommendation. WAI does provide a comprehensive list of Evaluation, Repair, and Transformation Tools for Web Content Accessibility.

Evaluating Forms

Shadi Abou-Zahra, W3C WAI

Last updated: 5 July 2005

Control Labels

Tip: labels are often more helpful before controls, especially input boxes

Control Labels: Approach

Keyboard Access

Tip: use TABINDEX attribute and beware focus-trap in embedded objects
Tip: auto redirect drop-down list boxes can be very problematic for some users

Keyboard Access: Approach

Color Coding

Color Coding: Approach