WebAIM - Web Accessibility In Mind

E-mail List Archives

Re: data table pagination - focus position?


From: Tomlins Diane
Date: Nov 12, 2018 7:37AM

Thank you. We are definitely generating a fresh set of rows and not adding to an existing set. Good to know that what we decided to do, leaving focus where it is and announcing the next set of rows, is acceptable.

Diane R Tomlins
Accessibility SME

>This will work so long as the pagination generates a fresh set of rows rather than adding to an existing set.

>If you were adding to an existing set, the focus would definitely need to be moved to the first new row.

>Some SR users (like me) will prefer the focus to jump to the first row in a new set, or the heading just before it, while others will prefer that the focus stays on the pagination. Whichever you choose to do, as long as you do it accessibly and consistently, your users will get used to it very quickly.

>Cheers, Isabel