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Accessible Forms – Checkboxes and Radio Buttons

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Checkboxes and radio buttons both allow users to choose from a list of items. But they both can have implications for web form accessibility if they’re not used correctly.

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    Accessible Forms – Should Every Input Have a Label?

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    If you’re using text boxes on a web page you’ll need your users to know what they’re supposed to put in them. This post discusses the importance of the label tag, how to use it, and some best practices to keep in mind when designing or building web forms.

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      Designing and Building Accessible Forms

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      Introducing a series of posts on the best practices for making web forms accessible and some of the common pitfalls that can rob web forms of accessibility.

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        State of the Browser – Useful Links

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        A list of useful links from the State of the Browser conference on March 19th.

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          State of the Browser Conference

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          Write up from the State of the Browser Conference organised by London Web Standards in March 2011. HTML5 and CSS3 are here – for some browsers anyway.

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            Cognitive Support Technology for Older People

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            On Wednesday 15th December 2010 I attended a Workshop on Cognitive Support Technology for Older People at Goldsmiths, London University in New Cross. Here is my brief write-up.

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              Web Accessibility – Types of Disability

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              The key to a full understanding of web accessibility is an understanding of the different types of disability and how those who live with those impairments cope with using the internet.

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                Alternate Text for Images

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                Adding appropriate alternate text to images on web pages is one of the most important accessibility techniques that site owners or developers can employ. This post presents a detailed guide to best practices for writing and implementing appropriate alternate text.

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                  Order of Page Components

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                  Using CSS page layouts can free up web page layouts and make life easier for users by placing the main content of the page nearer the top.

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                    Providing Skip Links in Your Pages

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                    This post looks at a quick and easy way to make your site easier to use for those who rely on keystrokes to get about the internet.

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