How To Accessibly Disable A Form Button When Submitting With Ajax Using Vanilla JS

If you have a form that gets submitted using a JavaScript Ajax call (via an API or something) instead of a page reload, you might want to disable the submit button so that the user doesn’t try to resubmit the form while you’re waiting for the API to return a response.

Today, I’m going to show you how to do that without breaking accessibility for people who use assistive technology like screen readers.

Hint: you shouldn’t just slap a [disabled] attribute on it.

The problem with the [disabled] attribute #

I often see people do something like this with their button while the form is submitting

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