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Re: Updated accordian example

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@illinois.edu>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2008 15:18:49 -0600 (CST)
To: Becky Gibson <Becky_Gibson@notesdev.ibm.com>, Jon Gunderson <"jongund <jongund"@illinois.edu>
Cc: W3C WAI-PFWG <w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20081118151849.BML62156@expms1.cites.uiuc.edu>

I agree with Becky some of the keyboard shortcuts don't seem natural for a keyboard only user.

Should Control+PageUp and Control+PageDown be based on the tabpanel with current focus?

Jon


---- Original message ----
>Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2008 11:46:20 -0500
>From: "Becky Gibson" <Becky_Gibson@notesdev.ibm.com>  
>Subject: Re: Updated accordian example  
>To: "Jon Gunderson <jongund" <jongund@illinois.edu>
>Cc: W3C WAI-PFWG <w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
>
>   I think that if an accordion is open, it's title/tab
>   should be updated to have tabindex=0 and be in the
>   tab order.   This does break the "rule" of only one
>   item in a component being in the tab order but I
>   think it makes the most sense for an accordion that
>   allows multiple tabs to be open.   Given  an
>   accordion with 4 panes (as in Jon's example) with
>   the first pane closed, the second pane open, the
>   third pane closed and the fourth pane open.  If I am
>   focused on the last item in the open, second pane,
>   when I press tab I would expect to go to the next
>   open pane title/tab rather than directly to the
>   first item in that open pane. I think shift tab is
>   even more confusing, I go from the first item in the
>   open fourth pane, directly to the last item in the
>   open second pane with out stopping at the fourth
>   pane tab/title.
>
>   Regarding the control-pageup behavior - this seems a
>   bit broken in John's example.  Depending upon which
>   item has focus in an open pane, there doesn't seem
>   to be a pattern to which title/pane gets focus when
>   I press control-pageup or control-pagedown.  For
>   example, load the page and press tab until you reach
>   Mushrooms in the Vege Option pane which is open on
>   page load. Press control-pageup -my focus is on the
>   Delivery Options tab/title rather than the Crust
>   options. I'm using Firefox 3.0.4 on Windows.
>    
>
>   Becky Gibson
>   Web Accessibility Architect
>                                                      
>    
>   IBM Emerging Internet Technologies
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>   Westford, MA 01886
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>
>   wai-xtech-request@w3.org wrote on 11/17/2008
>   05:36:36 PM:
>
>   > From:
>   >
>   > Jon Gunderson <jongund@illinois.edu>
>   >
>   > To:
>   >
>   > W3C WAI-PFWG <w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH
>   <wai-xtech@w3.org>
>   >
>   > Date:
>   >
>   > 11/17/2008 06:05 PM
>   >
>   > Subject:
>   >
>   > Updated accordian example
>   >
>   > Sent by:
>   >
>   > wai-xtech-request@w3.org
>   >
>   >
>   >
>   > Updated accordian example
>   >
>   http://test.cita.uiuc.edu/aria/tabpanel/tabpanel2.php
>   >
>   > I have implemented the following key strokes that
>   were missing in
>   > the previous example:
>   >
>   > Enter: toggle expanded
>   >
>   > Control+PageUp: Move focus to previous tab when
>   focus is in a tabpanel
>   >
>   > Control+PageDown: Move focus to next tab when
>   focus is in a tabpanel
>   >
>   > Control+Up: Move focus to tab associated with the
>   current tabpanel
>   > when focus is in the tabpanel
>   >
>   > Also tab behavior now is in line with best
>   practices.  Please let me
>   > know if I missed something or didn't get the
>   behavoir right.
>   >
>   > Jon
>   >
>   > Jon Gunderson, Ph.D.
>   > Coordinator Information Technology Accessibility
>   > Disability Resources and Educational Services
>   >
>   > Rehabilitation Education Center
>   > Room 86
>   > 1207 S. Oak Street
>   > Champaign, Illinois 61821
>   >
>   > Voice: (217) 244-5870
>   >
>   > WWW: http://www.cita.uiuc.edu/
>   > WWW: https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/jongund/www/
>   >
>   >
>   >
Jon Gunderson, Ph.D.
Coordinator Information Technology Accessibility
Disability Resources and Educational Services

Rehabilitation Education Center
Room 86
1207 S. Oak Street
Champaign, Illinois 61821

Voice: (217) 244-5870

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