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Re: Keyboard /Screen reader accessible - Signature facility for Online forms :


From: Pat Reynolds
Date: Mar 25, 2022 5:34AM

has information on the UK regulation on e-signatures, with links to the
comparable EU regulations.

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On Thu, 24 Mar 2022 at 16:34, glen walker < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> I'm not sure who defines what a "valid" signature is from a legal
> perspective.
> I came across this example not too long ago when I had to electronically
> sign a document. They had two options for signing. One was dragging the
> mouse to create a signature. I'm not sure anyone likes that option because
> it's next to impossible to have a mouse drawn signature look like a pen
> signed signature. The other option was typing a name. The two options
> were on separate tabs of a tab panel and the tab panel was surprisingly
> coded correctly according to
> https://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria-practices/#tabpanel.
> Here are two screenshots. (I *think* the screenshots will come through the
> forum but they might not be saved in the archives if you read this message
> later.)
> The first shows the first tab panel selected, named "Draw Signature". It
> took a long time for me to make something legible. They have a "clear"
> button to erase the signature and try again, presumably because most people
> don't like their mouse signature.
> [image: alternate signature method - draw.jpg]
> The second image shows the second tab panel selected, named "Create
> Signature from Typed Name". Honestly, I don't know why you'd even want the
> drawn signature option but perhaps some people like to sign with a mouse
> (or electronic pen) so it's fair to keep it. I would have made the typed
> name option the default. I'm not sure why the input field for typing the
> name shows up "outside" the tab panel. It's a little confusing for the
> draw signature option that the input field is displayed but not applicable.
> [image: alternate signature method - type.jpg]
> > > > >