Rule KEY-2
All links, form controls and other interactive elements (i.e. Flash, Java Applets, Javascript widgets) on the page must <strong>not</strong> trap keyboard focus.


Best Practice Type: Manual Check

  • If an interactive element receives keyboard focus, it must allow keyboard focus to be moved to other interactive elements (i.e. the TAB key on many browsers).



Associated Accessibility Guidelines and Standards

Guideline or
Requirement Priority Test
IITAA 13.2 Ensure that significant interactions can be performed with both keyboard and mouse. Required Manual Check
Section 508 1194.22 (a) A text equivalent for every non-text element shall be provided (e.g., via "alt", "longdesc", or in element content). Required Manual Check
WCAG 1.0 9.2 Ensure that any element that has its own interface can be operated in a device-independent manner. Required Manual Check
9.4 Create a logical tab order through links, form controls, and objects. Required Manual Check
WCAG 2.0 2.1.1 Keyboard Required Manual Check
2.1.2 No Keyboard Trap Required Manual Check
2.1.3 Keyboard (No Exception) Required Manual Check



Evaluation Techniues

Testsuite Tests