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Troubleshooting hint on tab-panel


From: Moore,Michael (Accessibility) (HHSC)
Date: Apr 19, 2016 2:15PM

I am working with an internal development team that is implementing a form that uses tab-panels.

The aria attributes that show and hide each tab appear to be working correctly.

We do seem to have a couple of problems with some of the behavior in JAWS and NVDA in IE11 and in FireFox.

The checkboxes, text fields, and radio buttons are implemented using appropriate html elements. However all of the <input type="text" ...> fields are reported as a "tab" instead of as a text field by the screen readers. The checkboxes, select elements, and radio buttons are reported correctly?

Has anyone seen this before and what should I be looking for in the source code to help them resolve the issue.

Sorry, I cannot provide access to the code at this time.

Mike Moore
Accessibility Coordinator
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Civil Rights Office
(512) 438-3431 (Office)