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Intuitiveness of JAWS jump to tabpanel shortcut for ARIA Tabs in FF?


From: Bryan Garaventa
Date: Jul 4, 2014 2:23AM

I was wondering how intuitive JAWS users find the shortcut for jumping to a tabpanel container when interacting with an ARIA Tab
group in Firefox.

For example, if you visit


Using JAWS in Firefox, arrowing to the currently open Tab will say the following "Use JAWSKey+Alt+M to jump to the controlled

(This occurs when you have aria-controls set on the Tab triggering element which then points to the newly rendered tabpanel

So, on the Desktop layout, the JAWSKey is the Insert key, which is usually easiest to activate from the Numpad0 key.

I've tried pressing Insert+Alt+M as instructed, and personally it's like trying to do finger gymnastics using both hands.

Does anybody else find this difficult?