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Accessibility Checkpoint Timed meta tag page reload


Do not use the meta refresh tag to automatically refresh pages because this confuses users.


Some people, including screen reader users, won’t have time to read the page before it refreshes unexpectedly. Warning: Never set the refresh delay to zero when the meta refresh has no redirect - this causes the page to continually reload with a flashing effect.

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: AccHtmlMetaRefresh