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Technique F9:Failure of Success Criterion 3.2.5 due to changing the context when the user removes focus from a form element

About this Technique

This technique relates to 3.2.5: Change on Request (Failure).

This failure applies to all technologies.


This document describes a failure that occurs when removing focus from a form element, such as by moving to the next element, causes a change of context.


Example 1

Users are going through the form filling out the fields in order. When they move from the third field to the forth, the form submits.



  1. Find all form elements.
  2. Go through them in order.
  3. Check if the form submits when you move from one field to the next.
  4. Check if moving from one field to the next launches any new windows.
  5. Check if moving from one field to the next navigates to another screen.

Expected Results

  • If step #3, step #4, or step #5 is true, then this failure condition applies and the content fails the Success Criterion.
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