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Print-and-post forms

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charlesn@sunrise.srl.rmit.edu.au>
Date: Sun, 6 Sep 1998 21:13:07 +1000 (EST)
To: WAI <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91.980906210905.24435F-100000@sunrise.srl.rmit.edu.au>
One of the nicest ways I have found of doing these, for all concerned 
parties, is to create an HTML form (without a submit button)

Although it may require a signature, which can only be added by hand (so 
far as I can figure out) all the other information can be entered in a 
form on-screen, which allows the use of assistive technology such as 
screen readers, as well as enabling the writing on the form to be 
computer generated and legible (assuming people use a legible font on 
their printer).

Trying to organise conferences where people handwrite important 
information in an incomprehensible scrawl made me realise the value of 
this technique. Having to produce a form which was print-and-post because 
a cheque or money order had to be mailed made me realise the benefits 
that it could provide to the people filling in the form.

Charles McCathieNevile
Received on Sunday, 6 September 1998 07:36:48 UTC

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