2.1.1 Keyboard Only

Your website must be fully accessible with only a keyboard.

What to do:

  • Unplug your mouse and make sure you can do everything on your website that you would be able to do with the mouse plugged in
  • Make sure you have no specific timings for individual keystrokes (e.g. a user is required to hold down a key or make multiple keystrokes within a few seconds before the keystroke is registered)

Plain English Explanation:

Everything on your website must be accessible without a mouse.

Elements to double check:

  • Forms
  • Submission buttons
  • Media players
  • Navigation menus and submenus
  • Sidebar content
  • Embedded content

Certain programs that require a keyboard (e.g. painting program) may fall under an exception.

Understanding 2.1.1

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