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Accessibility Checkpoint Keyboard handler without tabindex


onkey handlers on static elements like div and span cannot be triggered unless tabindex is set.


onkey handlers cannot be activated from the keyboard unless the user can tab to the element. By default only links and form controls can be tabbed to. Set tabindex=0 on the static element to allow the user to tab to it.

Applicable standards

Note: Section 508 Refresh (2017) checkpoints are equivalent to WCAG 2.0 level AA checkpoints.

Impact on Users

Change history

This page describes a web site issue detected by SortSite Desktop and OnDemand Suite.

Rule ID: AccWcag2-2.1.1-1