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Re: Any ARIA conforming tab panels out there in the wild?


From: Steve Green
Date: May 18, 2018 10:13AM

That example works ok with keyboard navigation but it's not a great user experience with JAWS. In common with most, but not all, examples of tabbed interfaces it's necessary to use the hideous Alt+Insert+M shortcut to get to the tabpanel.

I find this to be the most difficult of all the JAWS shortcuts and I would be interested to know what JAWS users think of it. In fact, I wonder how many JAWS users ever use it, other than professionals like the people on this forum. Has anyone done any user testing with tabbed interfaces? I am tempted to include this example in the next project we do even though it's unrelated to anything we will be working on.

Steve Green
Managing Director
Test Partners Ltd

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You tab (key) to the tab control and it's one tab stop. You use left/right arrow keys to navigate among the tabs and press enter to select/load the contents of the tab.

It's using the tablist, tab, and tabpanel roles.


On Fri, May 18, 2018 at 9:14 AM, Detlev Fischer (TK) < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Hi,
> I am searching for a good example of a ARIA tab panel in the wild
> (i.e., one on a public, production-type web site or web app, *not* one
> of the best-practice examples out there). The example should conform
> (more or
> less) to the implementation recommended in the WAI-ARIA Authoring
> Practices
> 1.1
> https://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria-practices-1.1/#tabpanel
> having either a manual or automatic activation of the panel.
> Most examples I have come across 'in the wild' have implemented
> tabbing to tabs (I am aware of the debate around that, and the pros
> and cons) but here, I am explicitly looking for an example that uses
> arrow keys to focus the tabs.
> Can any of you point to good implementations?
> Best,
> Detlev
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