Techniques for WCAG 2.0

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G194: Providing spell checking and suggestions for text input


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In this technique spell checking and suggestions for text are provided. Often people with cognitive disabilities have trouble spelling a word, but may be able to get the spelling approximately correct. A spell checking program will save them time-consuming research on how to spell the word. This may also be true for blind and low vision users who might make a mistake when typing. It will also help people with dexterity disabilities who may be using a head pointer, or who may have scanning software which makes it very slow and difficult to type. A spell-checking solution that provides word suggestion(s) and a simple mechanism to select one and input it into the text input field provides important help for these users and others.




  1. Check that there is a form field on the page.

  2. Enter a misspelled word.

  3. Check that a suggested spelling is presented.

  4. Check that a mechanism is available to enter the suggested word into the form.

Expected Results