A note about web-forms
One of the most common ways to interact with your users is by using a form. These forms can be created in a variety of ways to serve different purposes and different audiences - and each setup presents different accessibility challenges.
Types of forms
Qualtrics | Our survey tool is great for feedback, simple event registrations, and interactive surveys/data collection.
Cashnet | Need to collect payment for an event or project? Cashnet is our eCommerce platform for online credit card payments
PDF | If your form must have a physical signature, a form-fillable PDF with a signature line will allow your users to type their information in, they print and sign.
Forms Processor | The webteam built a tool to process forms information that allows for attachments and sends email.
Feedback/Interest form | Need quick feedback on a page or project? There's a structure in dotCMS that can be dropped onto a page and configured to send email
Springboard | Is your form course-related? Springboard has all the tools included for great interaction with your students.
Word Docs | Difficult to maintain formatting and content. "Locked" forms can be difficult for users to complete
Google forms | Tied to a specific account and challenging to move. Lacks flexibility with question types and formatting.
Other survey tools, like Survey Monkey | Not approved by UA General Counsel. There are concerns with other third party tools and the security of their data.
- Create a mock-up of what you'd like for the form in Word.
- Contact the UA Webteam - firstname.lastname@example.org . The Webteam can evaluate the form and determine the best tool to use - and provide guidance on keeping it accessible.