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Re: How to manage focus on touch screen devices when Screen Reader is on


From: KellyFord
Date: Nov 7, 2017 6:12AM


Where does focus go if you simply navigate to the username field but do not activate it and then do swipe right? That is you simply navigate in sequence through the application? Is it the case that actually entering data causes this behavior or does it happen all the time? If you are on the password field and swipe left, does focus return to the username field?

In my experience, it has generally been the case that these sorts of problems happen independent of data entry and are due to focus order not being correct in general. Is this a web experience and can you share a sample?


-----Original Message-----
From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Patrick H. Lauke
Sent: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 6:50 AM
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] How to manage focus on touch screen devices when Screen Reader is on

On 07/11/2017 11:49, Mohith BP wrote:
> Hi All,
> Please let me know how do we manage focus especially on forms in an
> interactive apps both on iOS and Android when the respective screen
> readers are on.
> Issue:
> 1. In a login form, double tapping opens the keypad and the focus will
> be on Username Field.
> 2. After keying the user name, when left to right swipe gesture is
> used screen reader focus does not go to the next logical element which
> is password.
> 3. The focus moves somewhere in the beginning of the app.

We'd need to see the actual (web) application in order to provide any suggestion on what may be going wrong. Because otherwise, focus handling should be the same on a touch device as on a traditional desktop device.

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