When an error is detected, suggestions for correcting the issue must be provided unless the suggestion compromises security. This helps everyone resolve issues more easily, but especially people with cognitive disabilities who find processing information difficult.
Accessibility Requirements for 3.3.3 Error suggestion (AA)
- When an error is detected, a suggestion is provided to help the user correct the issue.
Common mistakes for 3.3.3 Error suggestion (AA)
- An error is detected and the user is notified, but no suggestion is given to help them resolve it; A login error is detected and a suggestion is provided, but it compromises security by reveling that a particular username exists.
Techniques for 3.3.3 Error suggestion (AA)
Common Failures for 3.3.3 Error suggestion (AA)
- The following are common mistakes that are considered failures of Success Criterion 3.3.3 by the WCAG Working Group
FAQs for Error Suggestion
What are the Benefits of Error Suggestion?
Providing information about how to correct input errors allows users who have learning disabilities to fill in a form successfully. Users who are blind or have impaired vision understand more easily the nature of the input error and how to correct it. People with motion impairment can reduce the number of times they need to change an input value.
How to Inspect and Use Components?
Identify that when submitting data, one of the following is true:
The submission is reversible by the user.
Data entered by the user is checked for input errors and the user is provided an opportunity to correct them.
A mechanism is available for reviewing, confirming, and correcting information before finalizing the submission