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Re: Radio Buttons Not Functioning

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From: Bossley, Peter A.
Date: Jan 30, 2017 1:14PM


When you tab onto the radio group, does jaws properly report the number of options in the radio grouping and make the sound to indicate forms mode triggering?


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From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of JP Jamous
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2017 11:11 AM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Radio Buttons Not Functioning

I am only auditing and this is a nasty dynamic page. I have N amount of time or it would expire on me.

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From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Swift, Daniel P.
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2017 9:42 AM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Radio Buttons Not Functioning

I don't think this is the answer that you are looking for --- why not just remove the divs and style the input/labels as appropriate?

*big grin*

All the best,
Dan

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From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of JP Jamous
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2017 10:36 AM
To: 'WebAIM Discussion List'
Subject: [WebAIM] Radio Buttons Not Functioning

Folks,



I have various radio buttons that populate dynamically, which is not an issue. However, if I go into forms mode, JAWS is unable to toggle between the radio buttons using arrow keys.



1. Proper HTML semantic is being used.
2. Input fields have the same unique name.
3. No tabindex on any of the radio buttons, leaving the browser to
handle that.



The only thing that popped up at me was separate div tags. Here is how the structure is in the DOM.



<div>

<input type="radio" id="radio1" name="offer" />

</div>

<div>

<label for="radio1">

1 year plan

</label>

</div>



<div>

<input type="radio" id="radio2" name="offer" />

</div>

<div>

<label for="radio2">

2 year plan

</label>

</div>





My assumption is that the div tags are causing JAWS not to be able to toggle between the radio buttons via arrow keys. Although the input fields have the same name attribute, the div is identifying to JAWS that this is a different block of HTML. Therefore, the arrow key script is failing.



What are your thoughts?