Interactive Academy | Accessibility - Don’t use automatic page change

14 Mar 2019

As you may be aware just-in-time training is offered from within the Sitemorse service. It provides interactive support for your content production staff with context based information 'movies' answering the questions specifically related to the action 'Don’t use automatic page change'. For more information on our Academy, please visit

Based on what corrections are required, one-to-one training is delivered directly to staff. Instant training, in manageable 2 or 3 minutes sessions. Training is recorded, as is the progress - allowing you to continue your improvement and demonstrate ongoing adjustment.

In this session, Helen Grimbly takes you through the action ‘Don’t use automatic page change’. Automatic page change is often used to automatically redirect users. 

Covered in this session:

  • Understanding automatic page change
    • Why this is important?
  • The reporting of corrective actions related to ‘Don’t use automatic page change’.
  • How to view and managing corrective action.

When automatic page change is used, it often occurs after a time delay which may prevent those users accessing the page via a screen reader from being able to access the initial page.   

Helen will be looking at this action from the content editor priorities page which includes the top 10 pages to action. This page is designed for content owners, you can scroll through the pages and see the actions listed below each page.

Take a look at the W3C information on this action 'F40 - Failure of Success Criterion 2.2.1 and 2.2.4 due to using meta redirect with a time limit'. Further details can be found at;