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Re: radio button behavior

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From: lists@srinivasu.org
Date: Feb 26, 2014 7:27PM


Hello Sarah,
> 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.
That's a wrong implementation. Role of tab has to take focus element to another. Right/left or up/down arrow keys should let you move between radio buttons.

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> On 27-Feb-2014, at 2:00, "Bourne, Sarah (ITD)" < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
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> Susie,
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> 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.
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> Sarah E. Bourne
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> -----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
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> 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?
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> Susie Stanzel
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