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Version: WCAG 2.0+
Number: 3.2.2
Level: A
Applicability:
  • Controls
  • Inputs
  • Links
Requirement:

Changing the setting of any user interface component does not automatically cause a change of context unless the user has been advised of the behavior before using the component.

Guidance:

Purpose

The purpose of this success criterion is to ensure that users do not trigger unexpected actions that change the context (e.g., submitting a form, spawning a new window, changing focus to another element, changing the text) when they input values.

Not all users can perceive that the context has changed, or they may have difficulty keeping track of such changes.

How to Meet

Authors need to ensure that when a user enters data or changes a setting it does not trigger an event that will cause a context change.

If a change of context must occur, authors need to ensure that users are informed of the actions before inputting information.

Additional Information

The following knowledge base pages provide more information about how to address this success criterion for publishing content: