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Should disabled elements receive tab focus


From: Ajay Sharma
Date: Oct 27, 2016 10:39AM

Hello and Greetings,

Looking for some expert advice on the case where it is desired by the
screen reader users that tab focus should go on disabled button and
screen reader should announce it's name, role and state which is
disabled. But doing so would affect the usability of keyboard only
users as the tab focus would land on non interactive element.
There are certain instances where the disabled control gets tab focus
both in the case of web and desktop applications, but there is no spec
or guideline that directly address to this issue.

So, please share your thoughts on it and I'd greatly appreciate if
there is some specs are already there.

Best Regards,