WebAIM - Web Accessibility In Mind

E-mail List Archives

Re: JAWS adds tabindex=-1


From: Paul J. Adam
Date: Apr 30, 2015 2:01PM

I've see JAWS do that on elements it considers "duplicate" like maybe an image link right above a text link or some other repeating link type problem. I've seen this cause additional accessibility problems rather than fix a problem of repetition.

It only happened with IE though. I'm not aware of any other screen readers that manipulate the DOM like this?

Paul J. Adam
Accessibility Evangelist
www.deque.com <http://www.deque.com/>;
> On Apr 30, 2015, at 2:46 PM, MEJ - Beth Sullivan < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Hello,
> does anyone know why tabindex=-1 is added to links sometimes when JAWS is
> running?
> Thank you,
> Beth
> > > >