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Re: selecting ARIA Tabs and Windows screen readers


From: Birkir R. Gunnarsson
Date: May 25, 2015 4:07PM

I am curious.
Can you get a visual keyboard only check on what happens when the
keyboard only user (with no assistive technology) presses the arrow
keys with focus on a tab?
Does the tab content for the new tab load as soon as the arrow key is
pressed, or does the user have to actually press enter to load the new
Knowing this helps tounderstand the different implementation of Jaws and NVDA.

On 5/25/15, Jennifer Sutton < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Birkir:
> Thanks for your onlist response, and thanks to others who responded offlist.
> In the end, NVDA and JFW handled this two-tabbed (very simple ARIA
> implementation) differently.
> NVDA handled it as I would have expected i.e. hit enter on the tab,
> NVDA reports it as selected, and arrowing up and down (or left and
> right -- depending on how the tabs are positioned) changes the
> selection. That's with FF 36 and NVDA 2015-1.
> I don't know whether there's a real bug in JFW, but since I'm using
> 15, at the moment, and 16 is released, I'm going to have to call this
> "done" on my end.
> I wasn't at liberty to post a test page here.
> Best,
> Jennifer
> > > > >

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