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Ensure keyboard focus does not get trapped in content

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Make sure keyboard users can freely navigate throughout the page

Whenever users navigate through a page using nothing but their keyboard, there’s a possibility to become trapped in a subset of the content that can only be exited using a mouse or a pointing device. Such roadblocks can quickly make progression through content impossible for users with visual or motor impairments, preventing them from using a mouse. Therefore, it is important to ensure that content does not “trap” keyboard focus within subsections of content on a Web page. As a rule [...]

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