|Version:||WCAG 2.2 and up|
When user interface components receive keyboard focus, all of the following are true:
|Techniques:||Techniques are not yet available for WCAG 2.2 success criteria.|
The purpose of this success criterion is to ensure that users can perceive that a control has received focus so can be interacted with.
This success criterion is similar to 2.4.7, which requires that there be a focus indication, but sets requirements for the focus indicator.
This success criterion is new in WCAG 2.2 and is subject to change until that specification becomes a recommendation.
How to Meet
Authors need to ensure that any controls have sufficient contrast when they receive focus. All the requirements specified in the success criterion text must be met, specifically a 3:1 contrast for the focus designator both against the control and the area around it, the size requirements of the contrast area depending on its shape, and that the control cannot be completely obscured by other content.
The following knowledge base pages provide more information about how to address this success criterion for publishing content: