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Re: Does visual layout matter for screen reader users?

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From: Joshue O Connor
Date: Oct 25, 2005 3:20PM


Andrew,

>Flash tabindex and HTML tabindex are different things. The Flash
>application reading order is controlled by the tabindex along with the
>order of tabbable objects.
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I wasn't aware of that. That's a useful distinction for future reference.
I can see then how "Flash tabindex" could be useful in the creation of
accessible SWF's where the developer can guide the user through their
interface.

In my last post I was referring to awful "tabbing loops" that I have
come across, due to incorrect use of tabindex in HTML.

Thanks for that

Josh


Andrew Kirkpatrick wrote:

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>>Again think twice before using "tabindex" - as it must be
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>I agree wholeheartedly with your advice in HTML, but not in Flash.
>Flash tabindex and HTML tabindex are different things. The Flash
>application reading order is controlled by the tabindex along with the
>order of tabbable objects. In HTML the reading order is separate from
>the tabindex, which creates the issue you're referring to.
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