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


From: glen walker
Date: May 18, 2018 11:43AM

How JAWS decided to implement aria-controls is somewhat tangential. It
certainly helps being a piano player to hit JAWS+alt+m to get to the
controlled element, but if JAWS had chosen an easier combination, the
navigation would be much better. But that doesn't really affect how this
example implemented the authoring practice recommendation for tabs, which
is what was asked for.

Other examples can be seen on

All the examples seem to have a focusable element in the tab panel so that
after selecting a tab, instead of using JAWS+alt+m, you can just tab once
and you're in the tab panel.

On Fri, May 18, 2018 at 10:13 AM, Steve Green <
<EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> 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.
> Regards,
> Steve Green
> Managing Director
> Test Partners Ltd