WCAG 2.0 Requirements for Forms and Form Controls (Level A and AA)

2.4.6 Headings and Labels
Headings and labels describe topic or purpose. (Level AA)
3.2.1 On Focus
When any component receives focus, it does not initiate a change of context. (Level A)
3.2.2 On Input
Changing the setting of any user interface component does not automatically cause a change of context unless the user has been advised of the behavior before using the component. (Level A)
3.3.1 Error Identification
If an input error is automatically detected, the item that is in error is identified and the error is described to the user in text. (Level A)
3.3.2 Labels or Instructions
Labels or instructions are provided when content requires user input. (Level A)
3.3.3 Error Suggestion
If an input error is automatically detected and suggestions for correction are known, then the suggestions are provided to the user, unless it would jeopardize the security or purpose of the content. (Level AA)
3.3.4 Error Prevention (Legal, Financial, Data)
For Web pages that cause legal commitments or financial transactions for the user to occur, that modify or delete user-controllable data in data storage systems, or that submit user test responses, at least one of the following is true: (Level AA)
  • Reversible: Submissions are reversible
  • Checked: Data entered by the user is checked for input errors and the user is provided an opportunity to correct them.
  • Confirmed: A mechanism is available for reviewing, confirming, and correcting information before finalizing the submission.