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2.1.4 Character Key Shortcuts – Level A

If a keyboard shortcut is implemented in content using only letter (including upper- and lower-case letters), punctuation, number, or symbol characters, then at least one of the following is true:  

  • Turn off: A mechanism is available to turn the shortcut off;
  • Remap: A mechanism is available to remap the shortcut to include one or more non-printable keyboard keys (e.g., Ctrl, Alt);
  • Active only on focus: The keyboard shortcut for a user interface component is only active when that component has focus.

Understanding Success Criterion 2.1.4: Character Key Shortcuts

Checklist – System Foundations

Coding Standards

TestPriorityAutomated test?
Are single-key shortcuts coded accessibly?HighPartial