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Great list! It should be noted (unless this has changed since I last read about it) use of the autofocus property is not encouraged because when an element is focused through it, that event is not reported to screen readers.

It would be cool if there was an aria-compatible way of automatically focusing a form field, though! If anyone knows of any (or if my information about autofocus is outdated) I'd love to hear about it!

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Tapas Adhikary Author

Hi Josh,

Thanks a lot.

You are right about the accessibility issue with autofocus. One solution is adding the aria-describedby attribute when using it. Thanks for pointing it out.