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An Autocomplete predicts the word a user intends to enter after only a few characters have been typed into a text input field and provides the user with a set of matching suggestions.



Animated GIF showing a user using a location picker autocomplete field

We’re building an autocomplete, Design notes,

Source: Healthdirect

Source: Service NSW


Similar open-source projects:

We could progressively-enhance the HTML5 datalist element.

Address autocomplete provider

I’d add Twitter’s Typeahead.js to the list of similar projects above.




This is a really good breakdown of whats required for an autosuggest control to be accessible


GDS has released their autocomplete component and has published a new blog detailing their experience doing extensive accessibility testing.

They also have a country and territory autocomplete and a government organisation autocomplete which are both worth looking at.