‘No Keyboard Trap’ ensures users can navigate to and from all content using a keyboard.

Introduction

Users with visual or motor impairments may choose to access your website with only their keyboard. Users must be able to navigate to and away from all content and functionality on your website using a keyboard. 

How to Pass ‘No Keyboard Trap’

All elements on your website can be navigated to and away from by keyboard only using the ‘tab’ or arrow keys.

‘No Keyboard Trap’ Tips

To test for this guideline, unplug your mouse and make sure you can fully use your website with only your keyboard.

It’s tempting to use non-standard navigation with an explanation of what to do, but this isn’t worth your time. Stick to the ‘tab’ and arrow keys that most users are familiar with.

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