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Re: Must all form fields be active to be perceivable?


Date: May 12, 2017 6:33AM

On 11/05/2017 23:13, Angela French wrote:
> The form is used by high school students to create an account in the system. A business requirement is that each username must be unique. To that end, the first element in the form is to create a username, and all other fields are inactive (not perceivable) until a successful username has been entered and that field loses focus. At that point the rest of the form becomes active. As a sighted person, I would never bother to fill out a form without reviewing what the form would ask me and making an estimate on how long it would take me to complete it.
> My question is: Is it necessary, in meeting the requirement of being "perceivable," to make all form elements active when the user first encounters the form?

No, I don't believe so. If the inactive fields were disabled (using the
HTML disabled atttribute), they would be visible on-screen and available
to screen readers, but would not be interactive or included in the tab

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