Accessible Form Validation Plugin For jQuery - Aria Form Validation

Accessible Form Validation Plugin For jQuery - Aria Form Validation
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A lightweight and accessible jQuery form validation plugin which has the ability to validate the form fields using aria attributes.

More features:

  • A summary panel showing all the errors.
  • Outlines the invalid form fields with custom error messages.

How to use it:

1. Load jQuery library and the main JavaScript file at the bottom of the webpage.

<script src="/path/to/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="/path/to/main.js"></script>

2. Add the aria attributes to the form fields which should be validated before submitting. The aria-required attribute is used to indicate that user input is required on an element before a form can be submitted. Learn more.

<fieldset aria-required="true" aria-invalid="false">
  <legend>Which color is your favorite?</legend>
  <label><input  type="radio" name="color" value="blue"> Blue</label>
  <label><input type="radio" name="color" value="orange"> Orange</label>
  <label><input type="radio" name="color" value="red"> Red</label>
  <label><input type="radio" name="color" value="purple"> Purple</label>

<input type="text" name="username" id="username" aria-required="true" aria-invalid="false" placeholder="Enter your name">

3. Create a submit button and bind the form validation function as this:

<a href="javascript:void(0);" onclick="validateForm()">Submit</a>

4. Style the summary panel and error messages in the CSS.

#error-summary {
  display: none;
  margin: 40px 0px;
  border: 1px solid #e50000;

#error-summary ul {
  list-style: none;
  color: #1a1712;

#error-summary h3, .error-message {
  background: #e50000;
  color: #fff;
  padding:.2rem .8rem;
  display: block;
  border: 1px solid #e50000;
  margin-top: 0px;

.error-message { box-sizing: border-box; }

#error-summary h3 { padding-left: 40px; }

#error-summary h3:before {
  content: '!';
  background: #fff;
  height: 1em;
  width: 1em;
  border-radius: 9px;
  display: inline-block;
  color: #e50000;
  margin-right: 10px;
  margin-top: 2px;
  margin-left: -30px;
  line-height: 1em;
  text-align: center;

fieldset[aria-invalid="true"] {
  border: 1px solid #e50000;
  padding: 10px 10px 0px 10px;

fieldset[aria-invalid="true"] span.error-message {
  margin-left: -10px;
  margin-right: -10px;

select + span.error-message { max-width: 320px; }

textarea[aria-invalid="true"], input[type="text"][aria-invalid="true"], select[aria-invalid="true"] { border: 1px solid #e50000; }

select[aria-invalid="true"] { margin-bottom: 0px; }

textarea[aria-invalid="true"]:focus, input[type="text"][aria-invalid="true"]:focus, select[aria-invalid="true"]:focus {
  outline-offset: -2px;
  outline-style: solid;
  outline-width: 2px;
  outline-color: #e50000;

This awesome jQuery plugin is developed by offsetChris. For more Advanced Usages, please check the demo page or visit the official website.