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ARIA tabs interaction


From: Joseph Sherman
Date: Apr 28, 2016 8:29AM

The design guide for ARIA menu tabs uses the "Tab" key to get into the tabs list, and then the arrow keys to move through the menu tabs and menu items. In my experience users, especially without a screen reader, expect the "Tab" key to move to the next menu Tab and are confused when the "Tab" key skips the menu tabs. Is it "wrong" to follow the guide but allow the user to tab through the top-level menu items?