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Re: radio button behavior


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


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.

Sarah E. Bourne
Director of Assistive Technology
Information Technology Division
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
1 Ashburton Pl. rm 1601 Boston MA 02108

-----Original Message-----
From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Stanzel, Susan - FSA, Kansas City, MO
Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 1:09 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List ( <EMAIL REMOVED> )
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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