Focus changes in form entry

Archived Issue

Current Iteration of Issue

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, the screen reader’s focus might jump to an unexpected location. This is oftentimes accompanied by, perhaps even caused by, a page reload. The result is that the screen reader user is not sure where the focus 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




Impacted Assistive Technology

Screen Reader
Screen Magnifier

Impacted Type of Device