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Re: Tabs and focus

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From: Birkir R. Gunnarsson
Date: Aug 28, 2016 7:15PM


Good call!




On 8/28/16, _mallory < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 04:47:47PM -0400, Birkir R. Gunnarsson wrote:
>> But sometimes making the tabpanel element focusable (with
>> tabindex="0") would make sense (it would get screen readers out of
>> forms mode), and I think when you have 2 or 3 tabs in a tablist, that
>> keeping individual tabs focusable is ok as longas the currently
>> selected one is indicated with aria-selected="true".
>
> Having the panels focusable also helps those of us using keyboard and
> we use arrow keys to scroll down. If we can focus (out of the tabs)
> to the panel, our arrow keys are returned to us and we can scroll the
> page again. This is super-duper-mega-important for those of us who
> don't have ginormous cinema-style screens some developers seem to think
> everyone has.
>
> Of course if there's a first item in the panel who is normally focusable
> then leave it.
>
> _mallory
>>
>>
>>
>> On 8/25/16, Joseph Sherman < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>> > Paul J Adam wrote:
>> >>In my demo that deviates from the authoring practices I have all the
>> >> tabs
>> >> available in the tab order or users can activate the arrow keys to move
>> >> between tabs.
>> >
>> > I looked at the demo using NVDA. Once I'm in the Tabs it goes to forms
>> > mode
>> > and the arrow key selects the next tab. In order to read the tab panel
>> > text
>> > I have to manually exit forms mode and arrow down. Is this expected
>> > behavior
>> > for screen reader users? Also note that the Tab key changes the focus
>> > but
>> > not the tab panel content, while the arrow keys do both.
>> >
>> >>I don’t recommend jumping their focus down to the tab panel because they
>> >> may want to activate a different tab or read all the tabs before
>> >> actually
>> >> moving focus into it.
>> >
>> > I didn't mean to jump focus on tab focus, but whether it makes sense to
>> > jump
>> > focus to content onclick.
>> >
>> > Thanks.
>> >
>> > Joseph
>> >
>> >>
>> >> > On Aug 25, 2016, at 11:57 AM, Joseph Sherman
>> >> < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>> >> >
>> >> > Question: When using tabs like five items in a horizontal row each
>> >> > with
>> >> some text content, is it better to jump focus to the content when the
>> >> user
>> >> expands or activates the tab or have the user have to go through the
>> >> other
>> >> tabs to get to content?
>> >> >
>> >> > Also, the specs
>> >> > (https://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria-practices-1.1/#tabpanel)
>> >> say that only the active tab should be in the tab order and users
>> >> should
>> >> use
>> >> arrows to move through tabs. Is this another area when the specs are
>> >> ahead
>> >> of user expectations?
>> >> >
>> >> > Thanks.
>> >> >
>> >> > Joseph
>> >> >
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