The Accessibility Requirement You’re Probably Failing Right Now: Focus States

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Written By Bailey Lewis and Bekah Rice
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Summary: This often-ignored and often-failed accessibility requirement could be making your site or app impossible for keyboard users to navigate.

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Bailey Lewis

Bailey is an award-winning writer and international speaker, known for her perspectives on creating more thoughtful digital products and processes through the lens of content strategy.


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Bekah Rice

UX Designer/Developer and Accessibility Lead

Bekah helps national and international clients create complex interfaces that seem effortless. She is a digital accessibility expert, helping the interactive community create experiences that are inclusive and usable for all.


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