Tab order wrong Accessibility Checkpoint


The tab order does not follow logical sequences on the page.


When the values of the tabindex attribute are assigned in a different order than the relationships and sequences in the content, the tab order no longer follows the relationships and sequences in the content.

Applicable standards

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

Change history

  • 6.51 Dec 2023 Don’t fire on elements removed from tab order by CSS.
  • 5.4 Feb 2014 Fixed false positive.
  • 4.7 Jun 2012 Don’t fail on success examples from WCAG 2.0 H4.
  • 3.1 Feb 2009 Improve detection of tabindex values.
  • 3.0 Dec 2008 Added.

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

Rule ID: AccWcag2-F44-1