Accessibility Research

Research: Alerts and Alertdialogs

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An alert is an “assertive live region” that is not required to receive focus. Since they are not required to recieve focus, content authors should not require users to close an alert. User agents will often fire a system alert event for elements with role=”alert”. If the alert requires focus to close it, then the author should use the related role=”alertdialog”.

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