How to fix keyboard accessibility issues found during manual testing?
Ensure proper focus management: Elements should receive focus in a logical and expected order. Use the tabindex attribute or ARIA roles and properties to control the focus order if necessary.
Add missing keyboard interactions: Implement keyboard event handlers for interactive elements like buttons, links, and menus. Allow them to be activated using the Enter or Spacebar keys.
Provide visible focus indicators: Ensure that focusable elements have a visible and distinct focus indicator, such as an outline or a change in color. Users with keyboard-only navigation should be able to easily identify where the keyboard focus is.
Remove keyboard traps: Review the website or application for any areas where keyboard focus gets stuck or trapped. Ensure that users can easily navigate out of any focus traps using the Tab key or other appropriate navigation keys.
Test and validate changes: After fixing keyboard accessibility issues, perform thorough testing to ensure that the keyboard interactions are working as expected and that the user experience has improved.