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Re: JAWS adds tabindex=-1


From: Jonathan Avila
Date: Apr 30, 2015 2:26PM

There is indeed a JAWS option for filter duplicate links that we recommend to turn off. I'm not sure specifically what it does to the page but this may it.

I've also seen pages adapt their code such as add titles to form fields when the code detects a keyboard user and assumes a screen reader when tab is used for navigation.

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> On Apr 30, 2015, at 4:02 PM, Paul J. Adam < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> 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
>> >> >> >> >
> > > >