Focus changes in form entry

Short Description

Form entry causes an unexpected focus change - sometimes due to page reload

Long Description

  • Upon entering information into a forms field or making a selection in a combo box, radio button or checkbox screen reader focus jumps to an unexpected location. This is oftentimes accompanied by (perhaps caused by) a page reload. The result is that the screen reader user is not sure where the screen reader is now located on a web page nor whether the forms entry has been properly recorded.
  • A screen magnifier focuses on a limited part of the screen. When the focus changes in an unexpected manner, the user can become disoriented or lose track of the cursor.

Example of Issue

Accessibility/Usability

Accessibility
Usability

Impacted Assistive Technology

Screen Reader
Screen Magnifier

Impacted Type of Device

Computer
Mobile

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