TIMEOUTS-04: No non-emergency interruptions, or interruptions can be prevented or postponed by the user.
How to test
- Identify instances of content which is automatically updated, and confirm that there is a mechanism to turn off or postpone the updates.
- Real-world emergencies, such as a hurricane warning.
How to fix
Consider making automated content updates optional: provide a user control for turning content updating on and off. Otherwise, provide a means to temporarily turn off automated content updates, either for a specified time or at the user’s discretion.
Related Standard: 2.2.4 AAA
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