Required widgets

Rule ID Error 3
Definition If user input is required for a widget the aria-required attribute must must used.
  • Users benefit from information being informed if a input to a widget is required for form submission or task completion.
Required Yes for HTML5 and ARIA Techniques ruleset mapping
WCAG Success Criteria

3.3.3 Error Suggestion (Level AA, Primary Success Criterion)

Rule Category Widgets/Scripting
Scope Element
Target Resources textarea and input[type="text"] elements, and ARIA textbox, gridcell and combobox widgets
  • To identify a required widget, add the ARIA aria-required="true" attribute to the widget.
  • Use the aria-required attribute as the CSS selector for visually styling the widget as required. This ensures that the visual state stays synchronized with the accessibility API state used by assistive technologies.
  • Note the the HTML5 required attribute CANNOT be used to indicate that a widget is required, the requiured attribute can only be used on HTML5 defined form controls.
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