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Visual Assisted Tabbing

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000019869D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Oct-03
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Oct-03

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Tabbing order, especially on complex interfaces, can be misleading or unnecessarily complicated due to poor design. Poorly accessible UI's are not always a result of incorrect ordering of tabbable components, but mostly the result of complex framesets or layout of heavy form elements. Likewise, good designs do not always equate to natural keyboard accessibility. Today, in terms of accessibility, users must become familiar with UI's through repetition of their use --- aka. learned response.