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Success Criterion 2.1.2 - Level A

No Keyboard Trap

Ensure users of the keyboard interface do not get stuck. Users might not be able to close pop-ups, menus and overlays. Many assistive technologies do not support clicking next to an element. You must include a close button which assistive technologies can activate.


  • Users get very frustrated when they get stuck while using an app.

  • For example, in processes, prevent users from getting stuck by repeating actions indefinitely.


“Are there places in the app where you get stuck with assistive technologies?“

We suggest testing with a screen reader and keyboard access.


Add a close button to all overlay and popups.

Add close button