For Web pages that cause legal commitments or financial transactions for the user to occur, that modify or delete user-controllable data in data storage systems, or that submit user test responses, at least one of the following is true:

Reversible: Submissions are reversible.

Checked: Data entered by the user is checked for input errors and the user is provided an opportunity to correct them.

Confirmed: A mechanism is available for reviewing, confirming, and correcting information before finalizing the submission.

Testing & Remediation

How to test: You'll need to open your website and manually check for each part of this Success Criterion: Is the data checked for errors?
  • Wherever the user is expected to input data, enter deliberately wrong information
  • Submit the form if it requires submission
  • Confirm that the user has the chance to change the values that are causing input errors
Can the user reverse the submission?
  • Complete and submit any forms you have on your site
  • Confirm that after submission, the user has a way to reverse or cancel the submission
Do forms have a confirmation step before submission?
  • Complete and submit any forms you have on your site
  • Confirm that before the final step, the user is provided a way to review, confirm & correct the information they entered
How to remediate: There are a few techniques to meeting this Success Criterion: Legal Transaction (eg. making a purchase or income tax return)
  • Provide a stated time within which an online request may be amended or cancelled by the user
  • Provide the ability for the user to review & correct answers before submitting
  • Providing a checkbox in addition to a submit button
An action causes information to be deleted
  • Provide the ability to recover deleted information
  • Request confirmation to continue with selected action
  • Provide a checkbox in addition to a submit button
If the page includes a testing application
  • Provide the ability for the user to review & correct answers before submitting
  • Requesting confirmation to continue with a selected action

Questions and Answers

How do I know if my websites structure is layed out correctly?

Your site should have the correct semantic elements (header, main, footer, article, etc) in the order that they are intended to be read. This means that sometimes this isn't the order that makes styling the page the easiest. You must also ensure that all your heading levels are hit in the order. This means that you should not skip from an h1 to an h4, and so on.

How long does the accessibliity process take?

This question depends on a number of factors including size of site, desired level of conformance, your developer's understanding of accessibility techniques, etc. Accessible Web is here to help. Reach out and we can discuss your site specifically.