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


From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: Dec 31, 2020 6:25AM

On 30/12/2020 15:39, Sailesh Panchang wrote:

> SC 2.4.3 reads: 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.
> Yes, navigation sequences affect meaning or operation when it
> needlessly navigates to static content.

The *order* seems to be meaningfully correct though. In terms of
operation, it makes it more tedious to operate, but it doesn't *affect*
operation in terms of not making it operable.

2.1.1 specifies that things need to be operable with a keyboard. Again,
it doesn't say *how*, or that it must be nice/easy. So 2.1.1 would also
not fail, normatively.

Long story short, I'd lean towards: doesn't actually hard-fail any WCAG
SC, but is still horrible usability and should be noted as a best
practice advice.

Patrick H. Lauke

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