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8.23 Level A − WCAG 2.0 Success Criterion 3.3.2 − Labels or Instructions

To help persons with disabilities avoid making mistakes, it is good to provide simple instructions and cues for entering information into forms. For example, use labels, instructions and examples.

Before Rectification

A web form sample with blank fields.

The above screen is a typical “Contact Us” form. However, there is no information on what format to use to enter the phone number.

After Rectification

A web form sample with a form field containing instructions on the type of information expected.

By adding default instructions to the fields, a visually impaired person can complete each field easily.

Link to Live Example for 3.3.2

WCAG 2.0 Reference:
http://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/minimize-error-cues.html