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From: Moore,Michael (Accessibility) (HHSC)
Date: Nov 29, 2016 7:32AM


You will probably need to reorder the structure tags to match your reading and tab order. This can be done through the tags pane.

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

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From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Anne Godlewski
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 5:07 PM
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Subject: [WebAIM] Errors with tab order and reading order in forms

Hello,

I'm having a significant issue with a particular page of a form.

When I re-order the form fields on this page (page 8) using the Forms tool, my accessibility checker tells me that on several pages, the tab order may be inconsistent with the document structure. When I set the tab order to follow the document structure, I lose about 10 form field tags throughout the document and the reading order on page 8 gets messed up. So I add the form field tags back and leave the tab order according to the document structure, and the accessibility checker says all is well, but I can see that the reading order on page 8 is still completely wrong. If I correct one error, I'm left with the other error.

Is there a solution to this awful cycle?

Thanks,
Anne