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Re: Firefox visual focus indication


From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: Sep 28, 2017 10:30AM

On 28/09/2017 17:22, Schafer, Carmen wrote:
> Are others considering it a violation of 2.4.7 (Focus Visible) when a website doesn't enhance the browser's default focus indicator since Firefox's default thin black dotted line focus indicator is difficult to see yet Chrome has a more distinct default focus indicator (solid blue line)?
> I just want to be clear what is considered a true violation of 2.4.7.

Taking a strict reading of WCAG 2, there's no real requirement for how
"visible" a focus indicator needs to be (as "visible" is not really a
testable adjective).


So going strictly by WCAG 2, an indicator that's difficult to see is
still "visible", so you'd pass it...but I would definitely note that
although it passes nominally, it's really insufficient and the author
should provide an explicit strong indicator.

Patrick H. Lauke

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