#btconf Düsseldorf, Germany 08 - 09 Nov 2021

Designing and Developing Forms for Accessibility

Forms are the #1 method for users to interact on a website – with the site owner or with each other. Forms are how content is created and how visitors convert to customers. Forms are how work is performed during our jobs. Despite their importance, usability and accessibility issues with forms outnumber all other issue types. During this full-day workshop attendees will learn how to design and develop more usable accessible forms – from design to development.

During a highly interactive and collaborative hands-on workshop, attendees will go through the process of planning, designing, and developing a form. Throughout several breakout sessions, attendees will collaborate on tasks that include:

  • Planning the form
  • Choosing the proper fields
  • Design and layout of the form
  • Accepting and processing input
  • Error prevention
  • Validation

Along the way the attendees will be creating their own form and testing their form for usability and accessibility with the ultimate goal of having a well-designed form at the end of the workshop.

After This Workshop You Will

  • Understand how form layout contributes to usability and accessibility
  • Know how to choose the right form elements for the desired data
  • Understand labeling strategies and how assistive technologies use those labels
  • Know how to create validation approaches that allow users to recover quickly

This Workshop Is For

Designers tasked with the need to design user interfaces that accept user input or display/ filter content driven by interctions with forms. Designers will walk away aware of the challenges faced by multiple disabled user populations and design approaches for ensuring accessibility

Developers tasked with implementing the designer's work. Developers will leave with the necessary knowledge of how to properly develop forms for maximum compatibility with user agents and assistive technologies, including validation and focus management

What You'll Need

  • A basic understanding of HTML and CSS
  • Your own laptop computer
  • A code editor
  • OR
  • A CodePen Account (free of charge, only required for the time of the workshop)

When and Where Is the Workshop Taking Place?

On Sunday, November 7th, from 10am (10:00) to 5pm (17:00) at the NH Düsseldorf City, Kölner Str. 186-188, 40227 Düsseldorf

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