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WCAG - Fail or not to - Static text tab-focusable in tables


From: Vaibhav Saraf
Date: Dec 28, 2020 10:05PM

Hi Everyone,

This is a question on fail or not to, the application in hand uses ng-grid
of Angular 10, the grid in its defaults makes every cell tab-focusable. As
a result all the static text and empty fields take tab-focus.

I am really confused whether to fail this or not. I referred a few older
discussions on the list archives and on github, what I can conclude is that
it is not a violation to make a static text focusable, but ofcourse it is
not the right thing for usability. I want to know your thoughts whether
having all the cells taking focus for a large table including the empty
cells is the right thing or not?

And is there a good reference on how to implement a better version of this
using ng-grid?