3.2.2 On Input Level A

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.

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Testing & Remediation

How to test: Open your website in your browser of choice and begin navigating using either the keyboard or mouse. Interact with all UI (user interface) components that take user input (checkboxes, buttons, dropdowns, text inputs, etc). Look to see if a change of content occurs. If so, does the page contain instructions or other indicators that let the user know of this behavior? How to remediate: You have a few options for remediating issues related to this Success Criterion. You can use standard "submit" buttons to trigger actions, provide a description of what happens when a form control is used or use an onchange event on a select element without causing a change of context.

Questions and Answers

Is there a form element meant to provide instruction?

I know how to add labels to form inputs to 'label' what they are. I am wondering if there is something similar for describing what a field is in more details? I want to there to be little text under a text field but don't...