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RE: abindex technique

From: Sailesh Panchang <spanchang02@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2012 12:53:18 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <1328043198.33360.YahooMailClassic@web111704.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
To: 'WCAG' <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, adam.solomon2@gmail.com
Well need to make instructional text between form controls tab-navigable is not a requirement and does not fail any SC. Just like paragraph text does not have to be tab-navigable. The paragraph example on that Wiki page  too is not a real  life example. I suggested a scenario where it might be useful at best.
I have suggested it to a few clientsfor usability specifically when they have asked how user experience might be improved besides accessibility, but cannot point to any form-pages off hand.  

Sailesh Panchang
Deque Systems

--- On Tue, 1/31/12, Adam Solomon <adam.solomon2@gmail.com> wrote:

From: Adam Solomon <adam.solomon2@gmail.com>
Subject: RE: abindex technique
To: "'Sailesh Panchang'" <spanchang02@yahoo.com>, "'WCAG'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 2:29 PM

1. Agree - if you can provide a specific example (maybe something from an existing site) that would be great.
2. the script in example 3 (namely "$('#divDialog').show();") will turn display:none into display:block.

-----Original Message-----
From: Sailesh Panchang [mailto:spanchang02@yahoo.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 5:19 PM
To: 'WCAG'
Subject: Re: abindex technique

Two points:
1. I too believe adding tabindex=0 to paragraphs is not a good idea ... simply to make them tab-navigable, like the one in example#2. 
Yet, it may be useful for  a line or two of instructions placed between form controls with tabindex=0.  Non-sighted AT users might not skip over the instructions then.
2. In example#3, is it not important to turn off display:none when the alert-dialog is activated? This instruction is omitted in the example I think. 
Refer: <div id="divDialog" style="display: none">
Ref: e link:

Sailesh Panchang

--- On Tue, 1/31/12, Adam Solomon <adam.solomon2@gmail.com> wrote:
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