Re: Tabs and groups of radio buttons

Hi Calum, Padraig,

Calum Benson wrote:
> Padraig O'Briain wrote:
> >
> > I do not think that implementing the arrow keys to move between a group 
> > of toggle, check or radio buttons is realistic for GNOME 2.0.
> I guess it'll have to be Tab-only, then.  However, this does raise the
> issue of how a blind person (say) can tell which buttons are in one
> group and which are in another as they're tabbing through the dialog, if
> the two groups are consecutive in the tab order.  This is a pretty
> common situation in preferences-type dialogs.
> Anybody have any thoughts as to how to solve that problem?  Will the AT
> be able to sort it out on the user's behalf, assuming the groups are
> labelled by static text or frames (which wouldn't normally get focus)?

I know the plan/hope was to move to arrows for between radio button groups,
tab between them in Java; I just don't recall from here (in a hotel room)
where we are at in moving toward that goal.

In any case, if we are able to scavenge button group information and build an
AccessibleRelation for it, then AT will be easily able to determine which
button group a particular [radio|check|...]button is in.


Peter Korn
Sun Accessibility team

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