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Re: Where should I expect the focus?


From: Sarah Jevnikar
Date: Mar 29, 2018 11:55AM

Hi Venkatesh,
As long as it's clear to a user that the tab has expanded, and it's possible to get to the contents of that expanded tab using the keyboard (probably the arrow keys), I think the focus could remain on the name of the tab itself. Consider this example, where the focus does not change but the tab says "expanded" or "collapsed" when activated. I use a screen reader, so I'm not sure what this looks like visually, but I know it's an accessible (to me at least) option.

I hope this is helpful to you.

Sarah Jevnikar

Accessibility Consultant

Digital Echidna

p: 519-858-4438 ex. 211

-----Original Message-----
From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Vemaarapu Venkatesh
Sent: March 29, 2018 12:30 PM
Subject: [WebAIM] Where should I expect the focus?

Hello all,

I have a communication app with list of groups as links vertically and on activating each group we can see group opening in the right side part of the page. Above the groups list in the navigation region we do have couple of tabs like conversations and notifications placed horizontally where again content is updated in the right side part of the screen i.e. main region on activating tab items.
Now on activating any group or tab item where should I expect the focus ideally?
Looking for the valuable suggestions on this scenario.

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