Keyboard focus is visible when used.
Where there are multiple elements on a webpage, it helps users to highlight which element has keyboard focus. This helps users who rely on a keyboard to navigate as it shows them which element the keyboard will interact with. Users with attention or short-term memory limitations will also benefit from a visual cue to where focus is located.
How to Pass ‘Focus Visible’
When an element has keyboard focus, show a visual indication.
‘Focus Visible’ Tips
For form fields, you might display a bar within the field or highlight the entire field.
For controls, you might display a border around the control.
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