a11yTips — Provide users with a mechanism to update content…

Provide users with a mechanism to update content on request

Make sure users can control the frequency of content updates manually

Content that is automatically updated or refreshed creates changes of context that can disorient some users. This is especially true for screen reader users, who may find automatic updates confusing because page refreshes naturally cause the screen reader’s virtual cursor – which marks the users’ current location on the page – to move back to the top of the page, breaking their navigation pattern. People who use screen magnification software and people with reading disabilities may also be disoriented when pages [...]

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