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In some cases, it is appropriate to set time limits on how long users can spend interacting with certain functionality. This is often done for security purposes. For example, if you are logged into your online banking, and you don’t interact with the application for 10 minutes, it automatically logs you out.
Some users require additional time to read and interact with web content. If your service does not warn users that they will be logged out, nor provide them with a way to extend the time limit, the service might be inaccessible to certain people with disabilities.
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines offers several ways timeouts can be made more accessible: