Rule FORM-15
Ensure that form fields are in a logical tabbing order.

Description

Best Practice Type: Manual Check

Ensure that form fields are in a logical tabbing order.

Notes

  • The default tabbing order of form controls is defined by the order of appearance of the controls in the page.
  • The tabindex attribute can be used to change the tabbing order order of form controls.

Markup

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Associated Accessibility Guidelines and Standards

Guideline or
Standard
Requirement Priority Test
Type
IITAA 9.1 Ensure that links are understandable out of context. Required Violation
Section 508 1194.22 (n) When electronic forms are designed to be completed on-line, the form shall allow people using assistive technology to access the information, field elements, and functionality required for completion and submission of the form, including all directions and cues. Required Violation
WCAG 1.0 9.4 Create a logical tab order through links, form controls, and objects. Required Violation
WCAG 2.0 2.4.3 Focus Order Required Violation

Examples

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Evaluation Techniues

Testsuite Tests

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