Hidden Active View Focus

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WCAG 2.0 - 2.4.3 A Impact - Critical

Views with a click action should not be covered by another view, either entirely or partially. Toolbar and Dialog controls are ignored.

Supported within:
XML Layouts


Issues found by this rule impact people with low vision who rely on assistive technology to understand a control's use and or access the control.


The version of Android, device, and manufacturer may play a part in issue detection.


  1. Turn on TalkBack
  2. Navigate within your app control or interactive view
  3. One of the following will happen:
    • Inaccessible: The view was not announced by TalkBack, or, it was announced in the wrong order.
    • Accessible: The view was announced, in the correct order, by TalkBack.

How to Fix

Move the active view or overlaying view to ensure neither overlaps another view.