User Messaging & Interactions

  1. Based on WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria on user input, any in-page interactions that require loading or a change of the page’s state should provide immediate feedback for user awareness. This also includes feedback on an error(s) occurring on the page.
  2. Examples of in-page interactions
    1. https://www.georgetown.edu/academics/areas-of-study/
      1. When the ‘Load More’ button is toggled to view more listings, feedback is provided to the user by a change of the button title to ‘Loading…’
      2. On mobile, when the filter button is toggled, feedback is provided to the user by a change of filter icon being displayed, and the content of the filter’s form is displayed below it
    2. http://www.georgetown.edu
      1. Feedback to the user when the search icon is toggled, a modal full-screen window visually appears. Also, a close icon on the top right corner to inform the user how to close the window.