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Re: selecting ARIA Tabs and Windows screen readers

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From: _mallory
Date: May 28, 2015 2:24AM


I was recently on a Dutch page that changed tabs when the arrow
was hit. This sucked much horribly, as it meant the long tab content
could not be read because my down arrow was highjacked from scrolling
the page to selecting another tab. I ended up not reading further.

I can give a URL if someone wants to see it. It appears they used
something from jQuery UI.

_mallory

On Mon, May 25, 2015 at 07:09:23PM -0400, Birkir R. Gunnarsson wrote:
> NP Jennifer.
> I will sit down with our own example, modify and explore.
> If messing with it reveals more about different interpretations of
> screen readers I will post back to a new thread on this list.
> Cheers
>
>
> On 5/25/15, Jennifer Sutton < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> > All:
> >
> > When I said I was "done," I really meant it. So, I'm afraid I can't
> > do anything more on this.
> >
> > This was a very quick test for someone else -- sighted help no longer
> > available as the person's on the road for the next ten days. and by
> > the time the road trip's over, the UI may have changed.
> >
> >
> > This isn't my project, and it's not public.
> >
> > Thanks for the quick help, though.
> >
> > Jennifer
> >
> > At 03:07 PM 5/25/2015, you wrote:
> >>Jennifer. 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 content.
> >>Knowing this helps tounderstand the different implementation of Jaws
> >>and NVDA. Cheers
> >
> >>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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