ARIA Tabs not accessible as forms controls #10432
ARIA Tabs are not accessible using the shortcut "F" or in the lists of form fields.
Steps to reproduce:
Open in either Chrome or Firefox the following page :
Tabs are not accessible using the shortcut "F" or in the lists of form fields
Tabs are focused with the "F" key and are listed in the form fields
NVDA installed/portable/running from source:
Windows 10 version 1803 - OS Build 17134.1069
Name and version of other software in use when reproducing the issue:
Firefox 69.0.3 64 Bits (FR-fr locale)
Other information about your system:
Does the issue still occur after restarting your PC?
Have you tried any other versions of NVDA? If so, please report their behaviors.
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I already have a few things ready in this scope. I might try to file a PR quite soon.
For one thing, we believe (here at Accessolutions) that, despite past counter-arguments, tab panels should be considered as containing-regions: (shift+)comma would move to their boundaries, but navigating in/out-side of them would also be announced.
Also, we'd need to have a way to announce the current tab when in a panel.
Related: How should we handle moving from inside the panel back to the selected tab header?
What do you think?
In JAWS, all tabs are exposed via the "F" shortcut; but the selected one is not announced (which is an issue). Since tab selection behaves like radio button selection, I think each tab should be accessed via the "F" key, like with radio buttons: wether the current tab is selected should also be announced.
I'm glad you mention radio buttons, as I feel there handling can at times be problematic too.
Please also see #9227 (comment) for related considerations.