Version: WCAG 2.1 and up
Number: 1.3.5
Level: AA
  • Forms

The purpose of each input field collecting information about the user can be programmatically determined when:

Techniques: WCAG currently does not include techniques for this success criterion.


The purpose of this success criterion is to help simplify the understanding and completion of forms for users with cognitive and physical disabilities.

Identifying the purpose of inputs allows user agents to autocomplete saved user information.

How to Meet

To meet this success criterion, authors need to ensure they add the HTML autocomplete attribute to any input fields that match one of its predefined values.

Additional Information

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