DES 5 – Design accessible interactions and feedback

Why is this important?

Most users scan content pages with a focus on the information they need and the actions they can take. Whether you are visually scanning the page or using a screen reader to announce the different links on a page, key to understanding where a link will take you is the link text you use.

When asking users for information, much is open to interpretation. We can help users complete forms quickly, easily and accurately, by providing clear, accurate instructions and by making helpful suggestions when errors happen.

Poorly designed forms can be a significant barrier for users with impairments but if you work as team and follow these guidelines you should be able to create forms that are highly usable and highly accessible.

In this section

    • Provide meaningful links
    • Design simple forms with sensible grouping and clearly labelled elements
    • Provide instructions and help users recover from errors

References for this section

WCAG 2.1

EN 301 549 v 2.1.2

    • Non-text Content
    • Info and Relationships
    • Identify Input Purpose
    • Timing Adjustable
    • Link Purpose (In Context)
    • Headings and Labels
    • On Input
    • Error Identification
    • Labels or Instructions
    • Error Suggestion
    • Error Prevention (Legal, Financial, Data)
    • Name, Role, Value


Further reading