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Provide ability to extend or remove time limits on completing an action (filling in a form, etc)

This feature would allow users to extend or remove time limits on actions, such as filling in forms or clicking links. These time limits are common for purchasing items such as concert or theater tickets, which are in high demand and are returned to be purchased by other users if a form is not completed within a short time limit.

Discussion by Disabilities (Benefits & Preferred Behaviors)

Blindness

People using screenreaders may take longer to read and fill in a page, and thus could benefit from having a bit more time to complete a form.

Cognitive, Language, Learning Disabilities & Low Literacy

People with cognitive or learning disabilities can have problems understanding complex processes, so eliminating any time constrains will reduce the number of errors.

Related Research and Papers

WCAG 2.0 Techniques: Allowing the user to extend the default time limit

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