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Re: tabbed interfaces - tricky question


From: glen walker
Date: Oct 31, 2018 12:42PM

Yes, Mallory, I agree that the visual cues for sighted users is a bit
blurred, and I have the same problem you do. My default action is to tab
through the interface and if that doesn't work (because the tab key went to
the first tab-looking thing but the second tab key jumped to the next
focusable element after the tab list), then I tab back and use the arrow
keys. It's not ideal, and is a minor annoyance, but I can still get my
work done.

As a related aside, see the previous discussion
<https://webaim.org/discussion/mail_thread?thread=8966> earlier this month
regarding whether screen reader users use the tab key to navigate.