WCAG 3.3.3 Error Suggestions

Make suggestions on how to fix errors on forms if an input error is automatically detected.

What to do?

  • Provide clear, specific instructions on how to fix input errors.
  • Make it easy to correct form fields.
  • Preserve other form data so the entire form doesn’t have to be re-filled out


Plain English Explanation

This looks very familiar, right?

3.3.3 is an extension of 3.3.1.  Whereas 3.3.1 requires notification of errors, 3.3.3 takes it a step further by requiring suggestions and instructions to help users correct those errors.

We’ve already addressed this in 3.3.1.  The key takeaway with this success criterion is to be thorough in helping users fix input errors.