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"Error feedback MUST be programmatically-associated with the appropriate element"


From: Jeremy Echols
Date: Sep 25, 2020 2:00PM

I'm going through the Deque training, and while I have so far found it extremely informative, I wish it would specify things like which SC a requirement falls under, what level, etc. The subject of this email is one that I'm totally unfamiliar with. I knew that errors in forms had to be identified clearly such that a screen reader user could fix any mistakes, but this section of the training talks about associating each error message with a specific form field, for instance via aria-describedby.

What SC would this fall under? What level? Is this a AAA thing? That would explain why I've never run into it. Or am I just ignorant of a requirement I've been failing for years?