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WCAG Accessible Forms + A11Y Compliance

How accessible are your WordPress forms? Are they ADA compliant?

Website accessibility is extremely important. The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against disabled individuals.

Can your WordPress forms serve the visually impaired? Are your forms screen-reader friendly? If you don't know, your WordPress site may not be fully accessible.

When it comes to ADA standards, WCAG and A11Y in website forms, Formidable is an industry leader. Our WCAG forms produce zero errors when compared to the other leading form builder plugins. Formidable Forms help build truly accessible websites - down to the last field label.

WCAG accessible forms are included in the core Formidable Forms plugin.

What makes a WCAG accessible form?

 

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✔ Screen Reader Friendly

Form fields, labels, and descriptions are easy for screen readers to translate to speech.

✔ High-Contrast Text

Make easy-to-read forms with high-contrast text.

✔ Keyboard Navigation

Navigate through form controls with the Tab key right out of the box.


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What is web accessibility?

Your websites and online tools must be designed with disabled individuals in mind. An accessible website considers all kinds of differently-abled people. This includes people with cognitive, physical, speech, auditory and visual impairments.

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Are your forms WCAG compliant?

The principles of accessibility also apply to:

    • Websites visited by elderly people
    • Mobile responsiveness & devices with smaller screens
    • Website visitors with slower Internet connection speeds

 
There are lots of people who could feel alienated by a website that isn't accessible.

That's why we have Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) in place to ensure that every visitor can access a Formidable Forms website.

WCAG is a set of guidelines that applies to anyone involved in online content, tools or web design. They cover a range of different requirements such as HTML, visual and audio elements to make it more user-friendly for everyone.

Making your website and online forms accessible to all isn't just common courtesy. It also makes great business sense. The most people your website caters to, the better!

How do WCAG accessible forms work?

When using Formidable forms, you won't need to download any extra add-ons or plugins.

Formidable is WCAG accessible right out of the box. Our forms always:

✔ Function easily with screen readers
✔ Have speech input compatibility
✔ Use text alternatives for non-text content
✔ Ensure front-end forms are linked to a label & description


Is your WordPress website built for everyone? With Formidable Forms, you don't have to do it alone. We believe in the importance of supporting those who need it.

Don't alienate potential customers. Get Formidable Forms and start building fully WCAG accessible WordPress forms.

The power of the Web is in its universality.
Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.

Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web

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