Keyboard Operability Description

Posted: December 8, 2021 at 1:51 pm

Relevant WCAG Guideline(s): WCAG 2.1.1, WCAG 2.1.2

Technique: Use the keyboard exclusively to navigate through web pages and applications.

Key Considerations: Are all areas of the screen accessible with the keyboard? Are there keystrokes available for all mouse actions (e.g., navigating menus, clicking buttons, etc.)? Are there a minimum number of keystrokes to get to the desired areas?

Keystrokes: Overall, keyboard access is tested using the Tab key, Arrow keys, Enter key and Spacebar. Use the Tab and Arrow keys to navigate up and down within menus. Use the Enter key and Spacebar to activate links and buttons, respectively. 

Write to Korey Singleton at ksinglet@gmu.edu