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Re: radio button behavior

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From: Bourne, Sarah (ITD)
Date: Feb 26, 2014 1:30PM


Susie,

Here are the expected keyboard controls for forms for JAWS users: http://webaim.org/articles/jaws/#forms
As it says there, you usually use the up and down arrow keys to move between radio buttons. However, when I'm using Firefox (v. 27.0.1) (without a screen reader) tab takes me through all the radio buttons, just like the up and down arrow keys, if none of the buttons is selected yet. Once I select one, though, tab takes me to the next field or button, which is what should happen.

sb
Sarah E. Bourne
Director of Assistive Technology
Information Technology Division
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
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From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Stanzel, Susan - FSA, Kansas City, MO
Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 1:09 PM
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Subject: [WebAIM] radio button behavior

Hi Listers,
I am testing a web page for Section 508. When a radio button is checked and I want to proceed to the search value to be entered would I expect to have to tab through the other radio buttons I am not checking to get to the search field?

Susie Stanzel




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