Element

input

Error Type

Potential

Guidelines

  • BITV 1.0 (Level 2)
    Guideline GroupLevel 1
    Guideline Subgroup2.1 Ensure that all information conveyed with color is also available without color, for example from context or markup.
  • Section 508
    Guideline GroupC - color also available without color
  • Stanca Act
    Guideline GroupRequirement 4: Color Specific
  • WCAG 1.0 (Level A)
    Guideline GroupPriority 1
    Guideline Subgroup2.1 Ensure that all information conveyed with color is also available without color, for example from context or markup.
  • WCAG 1.0 (Level AAA)
    Guideline GroupPriority 1
    Guideline Subgroup2.1 Ensure that all information conveyed with color is also available without color, for example from context or markup.
  • WCAG 2.0 (Level A)
    Guideline Group1.4 Distinguishable: Make it easier for users to see and hear content including separating foreground from background.
    Guideline SubgroupSuccess Criteria 1.4.1 Use of Color (A)
  • WCAG 2.0 (Level AA)
    Guideline Group1.4 Distinguishable: Make it easier for users to see and hear content including separating foreground from background.
    Guideline SubgroupSuccess Criteria 1.4.1 Use of Color (A)
  • WCAG 2.0 (Level AAA)
    Guideline Group1.4 Distinguishable: Make it easier for users to see and hear content including separating foreground from background.
    Guideline SubgroupSuccess Criteria 1.4.1 Use of Colour (A)

Requirement

input should not use color alone.

Error

input possibly using color alone.

Short Description

All input elements, except those with a type of "hidden", will generate this error.

How To Determine

Question Does this input element use color alone?
PASS input element does not use color alone.
FAIL input element uses color alone.

Steps To Check

Procedure

1. View all input elements except those that have a type attribute value of "hidden".

Expected Result

1. The input elements are expected to avoid using color alone.

Failed Result

1. Change the input element so it does not use color alone.

Examples

Pass Examples

Does not have an input element.
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN""http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">
<html lang="en">
<head>
<title>OAC Testfile - Check #55 - Negative</title>
</head>
<body>
</body>
</html>

Fail Examples

Has input element
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN""http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">
<html lang="en">
<head>
<title>OAC Testfile - Check #55 - Positive</title>
</head>
<body>
<form>
<label for="name">Name:</label> <input type="text" name="name" id="name"></form>
</body>
</html>

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