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Re: please add 'disabling focus outline with CSS' as a Failure for SC 2.4.3 - Focus Order

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2012 14:34:33 -0700
Message-ID: <CAHu5OWaY1vHqvVs-CUfqe2kZjWULhvbtghZs03+pywYgBVK57w@mail.gmail.com>
To: gijs@anysurfer.be
Cc: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 6:56 AM, <noreply@w3.org> wrote:

> Name: Gijs Veyfeyken
> Email: gijs@anysurfer.be
> Affiliation: AnySurfer
> Document: QR
> Item Number: Success Criterion 2.4.3
> Part of Item:
> Comment Type: technical
> Summary of Issue: please add 'disabling focus outline with CSS' as a
> Failure for SC 2.4.3 - Focus Order
> Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
> Please add an item to "Failures for SC 2.4.3 - Focus Order". Numerous
> websites cannot be navigated with a keyboard because the designer behind it
> hides the visual focus with CSS (outline:none). Also, many reset
> stylesheets contain this CSS rule, and therefore it's usage is widespread.
>
> Proposed Change:
> Add hiding keyboard-focus with CSS (outline:none) to "Failures for SC
> 2.4.3 - Focus Order".
>
> ================================
Response from the Working Group
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Hiding the visual focus with CSS is not a failure of SC 2.4.3 (Focus
Order), but it is a failure of SC 2.4.7 (Focus Visible).

F78: "Failure of Success Criterion 2.4.7 due to styling element outlines
and borders in a way that removes or renders non-visible the visual focus
indicator" lists this use of outline:none as its first example.


Loretta Guarino Reid, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Gregg Vanderheiden, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Michael Cooper, WCAG WG Staff Contact


On behalf of the WCAG Working Group
Received on Thursday, 19 April 2012 21:35:02 UTC

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