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.

In GAIL we do construct an AccessibleRelation for a radio button in a 
RadioButton group, the only mutually exclusive group of buttons in GTK.

> Regards,
> Peter Korn
> Sun Accessibility team
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