Quick Tip: Focus Indicator Visibility

A proposed update for WCAG 2.2 has been in the works for several years to ensure that that keyboard focus indicators are sufficiently visible. This requirement is fairly complex and is likely to be moved to AAA. Regardless of what WCAG 2.2 might bring, the principles of clearly-visible navigation for keyboard users are important: focus indicators should have a notable contrast change. They should also be large enough that they are clearly visible – in most cases, a 1 or 2-pixel focus outline that surrounds the element will be sufficient.

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