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Re: Firefox visual focus indication


From: Steve Faulkner
Date: Nov 17, 2016 1:45PM

there is a bug i filed a while back



Current Standards Work @W3C

On 17 November 2016 at 18:02, Beranek, Nicholas <
<EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Hi folks,
> In Firefox, we are experiencing many issues with visual focus indication.
> That is, the outline or "focus ring" that is supposed to appear for active
> elements, in many cases, does not exist or is very difficult to see. This
> is especially true for radio buttons and checkboxes. For radio buttons, we
> are unable to determine focus at all. For checkboxes, there is a 1px dotted
> outline on the right side alone, hardly enough to satisfy for proper visual
> focus indication. You can test this by tabbing to a radio button or
> checkbox and check for focus outline.
> This is a major problem for the user. It is also a problem when testing.
> We could argue that a digital property is in direct violation of SC 2.4.7
> Focus Visible by not providing visual focus indication in Firefox. In my
> mind, it violates 1.3.1 of UAAG 2.0 because Firefox is not providing
> "Active keyboard focus" on radio buttons and checkboxes.
> So, my questions are the following:
> * Are the folks at Mozilla doing anything to fix this bug?
> * Of the bug reports that exist, are we doing anything to ensure
> Mozilla's engineers fix the focus indication bug? (Link to "radio button
> focus" search on bugzilla: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/
> buglist.cgi?quicksearch=radio+button+focus)
> * Have you done anything within your own CSS to compensate for this?
> * Could this have something to do with Firefox taking to color
> property's value as the color for the focus outline?
> Thank you so much for your time,
> Nick Beranek
> Capital One
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