We’re excited to have Gravity Forms as a platinum sponsor of WordPress Accessibility Day for the second year in a row. The popular form-building plugin is trusted by millions of sites, including our own, to build accessible forms easily.
Learn more about Gravity Forms below, and be sure to check out their sponsor page for great swag and the ability to enter to win a free elite license.
About Gravity Forms
Gravity Forms is a powerful form builder for WordPress, catering to all business and web professional needs. Its vast array of features, intuitive drag-and-drop form editor, and extensive ecosystem of add-ons ensure customers can design forms for any project requirements.
From lead generation and taking payments online to building WCAG 2.1 AA compliant forms or more complex custom solutions, Gravity Forms is the professional form builder that you need to create beautiful, powerful, and accessible forms.
Why Gravity Forms Supports WordPress Accessibility Day
This is Gravity Forms’ second year sponsoring WP Accessibility Day, and as always, they’re delighted to be involved. Accessibility is close to their hearts at Gravity Forms, and their commitment to accessibility has been long-standing. When asked to share more about this commitment, Travis Totz, Director of Brand and Marketing at RocketGenius (the company behind Gravity Forms) said,
We believe that everyone should be able to use the web and web forms, regardless of device or ability. We want everyone to be able to use our forms, and we want site owners to be able to comply with government laws on accessibility, regardless of which country they live in or where they visit a website from.Travis Totz
Not only is Gravity Forms focused on the continuous improvement of their plugin when it comes to accessibility features and functionality, but they’re also focused on improving awareness around accessibility in the WordPress community and educating their users on the importance of creating web forms that are accessible to all – and how to do so!
Gravity Forms Works Tirelessly to Make Sure Forms are Accessible
Due to their complex nature, forms can be a major barrier to web accessibility for many, not least for those with cognitive disabilities and visual impairments – poor technology and small screens, as well as other situational limitations or temporary disabilities, can all prevent users from accessing web forms.
In 2021, The Gravity Forms team released a major update to their plugin that centered around accessibility, providing their customers with the features and functionality they need to create accessible forms. To guide them on their accessibility journey, Gravity Forms worked closely with accessibility expert Rian Rietveld and the team at Level Level.
For us, accessibility fits perfectly with our ethos of “doing things right.” Security and backwards compatibility have always been long-term areas of commitment for Gravity Forms, so focusing on accessibility was a natural next step.
Level Level is well regarded as one of the top accessibility consulting firms in the WordPress ecosystem, so it made sense for us to reach out to them. And we quickly found Rian’s passion for accessibility inspiring, helping our team to embrace the challenge and go the extra mile – which is needed when creating an accessibility tool!Travis Totz
Since the release of Gravity Forms 2.5 in 2021, the community can now use the Gravity Forms form builder to create fully accessible forms that are Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 AA compliant, helping to ensure their websites are available to all!
WCAG 2.1 AA is the global standard for web accessibility and is accepted as the standard for regulation in many countries around the world. For example, WCAG 2.1 AA complies with
- Section 508 (US),
- The European Accessibility Act,
- The Equality Act 2010 (UK).
For more details about the laws in your own country, please check the W3C website Web Accessibility Laws & Policies. And, for in-depth information on how to create accessible WCAG 2.1 AA compliant forms, check out Gravity Forms’ extensive Accessibility Guides.
Accessibility is Included in all Plans
All of Gravity Forms’ built-in accessibility features are available with any license tier. Gravity Forms has pricing options for a variety of needs and organizations. Learn more about their pricing at the following links:
- Gravity Forms Basic License
- Gravity Forms Pro License
- Gravity Forms Elite License
- New! Gravity Forms Nonprofit License
Additional Accessibility Resources From Gravity Forms
If you want to keep learning about accessibility beyond WordPress Accessibility Day, Gravity Forms provides extensive documentation to help ensure everyone can create accessible forms. They also have an Accessibility category on their blog, including key articles like:
- Digital Accessibility: How to Get Started
- Five Top Tips for Creating an Accessible Form
- How to Create an Accessible Form (with Gravity Forms)
- Grow Your Business with Accessible Forms (The Business Argument for Accessibility)
- Web Accessibility: What is it and why is it important?