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RE: Tabindex on instructions

From: Bailey, Bruce <Bailey@Access-Board.gov>
Date: Sat, 3 Sep 2011 07:42:25 -0400
Message-ID: <23EB0B5A59FF804E9A219B2C4EF3AE3D01AC561D@Access-Exch.Access-Board.gov>
To: "Loretta Guarino Reid" <lorettaguarino@google.com>, "adam solomon" <adam.solomon2@gmail.com>, "David MacDonald" <david100@sympatico.ca>
Cc: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
SSA has been using @tabindex=0 to make instructional text on forms focusable for a while.

Their guidance is available from here:
http://www.ssa.gov/oag/acq/oagacq_508.htm 

SSA's Guide to Applying Section 508 Standards:
http://www.ssa.gov/oag/info/SSA's%20Guide%20to%20Applying%20Section%20508%20Standards.pdf

The relevant bit is on page 49 in relation to testing against 1194.22(n).

The simplest example I could find of @tabindex is their change of address form:
https://secure.ssa.gov/apps6z/ICOA/main.html

You have to select the OK button to get the actual form.  @tabindex=0 is set on a DIV and a couple SPANs.


-----Original Message-----
From: Loretta Guarino Reid [mailto:lorettaguarino@google.com]
Sent: Thu 9/1/2011 5:19 PM
To: Bailey, Bruce
Cc: adam solomon; David MacDonald
Subject: Tabindex on instructions
 
This is the reminder email to send  a pointer to your pages with focusable
instructions.
Received on Saturday, 3 September 2011 11:43:01 GMT

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