2.2.1 Adjustable Time Limit

For any time limit on a website, a user must have one of the following options:

  • Ability to turn off time limit
  • Ability to adjust time limit to at least 10x the default setting
  • After a warning of time limit expiration, given at least 20 seconds to to extend time limit at least 10x

Exceptions:

  • The time limit is part of a real-time event (e.g. Ebay auction) and no alternative is possible
  • The time limit is essential (e.g. buying tickets online) and extending it would invalidate the activity
  • The time limit is longer than 20 hours

What to do:

  • Avoid time limits wherever possible
  • If a time limit is necessary, provide the ability to adjust or extend it unless you meet an exception above

Plain English Explanation:

This success criterion is self-explanatory.  If you have a time limit on your website, definitely reference the WCAG link below.

Understanding 2.2.1

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