Flow sequence improperly defined

Short Description

Flow sequence defined so that content is provided to screen readers out of order.

Long Description

  • A screen reader navigates through content in the order it appears in the DOM, not in the order it appears on a screen. As a result, it is important to make sure content appears in the DOM in a meaningful order.
  • • Problematic situations can include an action element being read before the related content or - being in an action element and tabbing out, taking screen reader focus beyond the next pertinent information - or - reading all data values before reading any data labels, or - putting initial focus in the middle of content - i.e., any situation where the screen reader's navigation presents information to the user in an order that compromises the user's ability to understand the content or put the content in its proper context.

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Impacted Assistive Technology

Screen Reader

Impacted Type of Device


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