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4.5 Success Criterion 2.5.6 – Concurrent Input Mechanisms

Websites should not restrict the use of input modalities (e.g. keyboard, mouse, touchscreen, voice input) available on a platform, unless the restriction is essential, or is required to ensure the security of the content, or to respect user settings.


Before Rectification

An online input form which accepts keyboard input only.

The webpage only accepts input by keyboard.


After Rectification

An online input form sample which accepts keyboard input, mouse input and touch screen.

The webpage accepts more than one kind of input mechanism, including keyboard, mouse and touchscreen.  Users are allowed to switch between input mechanisms when necessary.


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