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Use CSS to change the presentation of elements on keyboard focus

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Make sure CSS enhances visual feedback when an element receives keyboard focus

Often times, designers enhance the focus on active elements for the mouse using CSS, but forget to provide similar enhancements for users who do not rely on a pointing device for navigation. Consequently, sighted keyboard users only get a subpar experience that falls back to default behaviours, for which visual feedback is much less visible. As a result, the effect provided as a visual support to interaction is lost on anyone not using a mouse. Making sure [...]

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