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Re: Where should I expect the focus?


From: Mallory
Date: Apr 1, 2018 1:16AM

I think this kind of setup is very difficult when you're very zoomed in. Screen magnification doesn't read out aria label, but it does shift the view with the focus.

I'm almost wondering if, for this application, it makes sense to
- initially leave focus where it was (because these are not acting links links but like buttons)
- offer an (explained clearly when user first starts learning application) keyboard shortcut OR onscreen control that will move the focus to the new content on the right pane.

This will help all users who
- have trouble finding the new content visually
- have to do a lot of work to move keyboard focus. This gives them a skip.


On Thu, Mar 29, 2018, at 7:55 PM, Sarah Jevnikar wrote:
> 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.
> https://www.cihi.ca/en/about-cihi/general-help-and-faq
> I hope this is helpful to you.
> Sarah
> Sarah Jevnikar
> Accessibility Consultant
> Digital Echidna
> p: 519-858-4438 ex. 211
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> 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.
> Thanks,
> Venkatesh
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