Where ICT is non-web software that provides a user interface and that supports access to keyboards or a keyboard interface, it shall satisfy the success criterion in Table 11.15.
Table 11.15: Software success criterion: Document success criterion: Keyboard
|All functionality of the content is operable through a keyboard interface without requiring specific timings for individual keystrokes, except where the underlying function requires input that depends on the path of the user's movement and not just the endpoints.|
NOTE 1: This exception relates to the underlying function, not the input technique. For example, if using handwriting to enter text, the input technique (handwriting) requires path-dependent input but the underlying function (text input) does not.
NOTE 2: This does not forbid and should not discourage providing mouse input or other input methods in addition to keyboard operation.
NOTE 3: This does not imply that software is required to directly support a keyboard or "keyboard interface". Nor does it imply that software is required to provide a soft keyboard. Underlying platform software may provide device independent input services to applications that enable operation via a keyboard. Software that supports operation via such platform device independent services would be operable by a keyboard and would comply.
NOTE 4: This success criterion is identical to the WCAG 2.0 Success Criterion 2.1.1 Keyboard with the addition of note 3 above.
|Type of compliance||Inspection|
|Result||Pass: Check 1 is true
Fail: Check 1 is false