1.3.5 Identify Input Purpose (Level AA)

Make it possible to autocomplete input fields.

What you need to know

By adding autocomplete to input wherever possible, you save users time and help prevent errors when filling out forms.

What you need to do

  • Update your forms to provide for autocomplete.
  • Specify the type of the type of input (text).
  • Add autocomplete to the code (for example, autocomplete=”username”).


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Related Resource

Read “Failure of success criterion 1.3.5 due to incorrect autocomplete attribute values” on W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative for more information about this success criterion.