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Accessibility Checkpoint Timed meta tag page redirect


Do not use the meta refresh tag to redirect pages after a pause because this confuses users.


Some people, including screen reader users, won’t have time to read the page before it redirects unexpectedly. If you cannot avoid using meta refresh, change the refresh time to zero, since the redirect is instant and won’t confuse people.

Applicable standards

Note: Section 508 (2000) checkpoints (a) through (k) are equivalent to WCAG 1.0 level A checkpoints. Section 508 Refresh (2017) checkpoints are equivalent to WCAG 2.0 level AA checkpoints.

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This page describes a web site issue detected by SortSite Desktop and OnDemand Suite.

Rule ID: AccHtmlMetaRedirect