Designing Toast Messages for Accessibility

Three toast messages, the first is informational and says “great job” the second is success and says “the server configuration changed” with a close icon and the third is a warning saying “the configuration changed” with a link to reload the server and a close icon

Issue #1: How long should toasts stay up for?

iPhone notification center showing messages from Pokemon, New York Times, Grubmarket and Ibotta

Issue #2: What other Level AA accessibility guidelines do toast messages need to follow?

Issue #3: Are there other A11Y Best Practices that toast messages should follow?




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Sheri Byrne-Haber, CPACC

Sheri Byrne-Haber, CPACC

LinkedIn Top Voice for Social Impact 2022. UX Collective Author of the Year 2020. Disability Inclusion SME. Sr Staff Accessibility Architect @ VMware.