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Re: Focus between the main content and left sidebar (Responsive site)


From: Isabel Holdsworth
Date: Oct 30, 2018 3:55AM

I'm with Glen. I don't think this fails any WCAG criterion.

You could have skip links before the main content that jump to the
sidebar and possibly the footer. These links wouldn't have to be
visible until they receive keyboard focus.

On 30/10/2018, glen walker < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Technically, you don't have to do anything. Your audit report isn't
> completely accurate. You quoted it as saying:
>> "The focus order must be how the elements are placed on the screen and
> must start from top to bottom and left to right. "
> There is nothing in WCAG that dictates the tab order. While I agree that
> the order is normally top to bottom and left to right (for LTR languages),
> WCAG 2.4.3 just says:
>> "If a Web page can be navigated sequentially and the navigation sequences
> affect meaning or operation, focusable components receive focus in an order
> that preserves meaning and operability."
> From your description, it doesn't sound like navigating to the main before
> the left nav "affects the meaning or operation". That is, whether you
> navigate to the main first or the left nav first doesn't affect how the
> page is understood. Granted, navigating to the left nav area is the norm,
> but there's nothing that says it must be before the main.
> Glen
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