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  • Please let me know if these (3) section 508 issues can be fixed in the future.

    1. After selection a desired radio button, the next Tab press goes to the input field of the last radio button, which is unexpected, because the selection of the desired radio button changes to the “Custom” radio button.

    Expected Result:  When using the Tab key to navigate among different fields, the selected radio button is expected to remain unchanged.

    2. On the Posts page under Screen Options, the radio buttons are announced as “1 radio button checked” rather than “Number of Columns. One radio button checked”.

    Expected Result: “Number of Columns” should be available for JAWS to announce.

    3. Several pages within WordPress have missing tab stops.  For example, the PlugIn page is missing the “Activate your Akismet account” button.  Another example is the tab stop for the “Add Media” button in the “Add New Post” page.

    Expected Result:  All user interface elements should be navigable via the keyboard. In this instance, the “Activate your Akismet account” button should have a tab stop available for a keyboard user. 

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  • Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    🏳️‍🌈 Plugin Review Team Rep

    I pinged the accessibility team about this.

    They’re over at and you should join them 😀 You sound like the kind of person we want!

    If I’m following along correctly:

    1) In the General Settings page, this can be seen when you get to the Date Format options. If you’ve tabbed into the set of radio buttons, you can use the arrow keys to navigate to the one you want. When you try to tab out, the “Custom” radio button is selected, rather than the expected behavior, which is that you would be tabbing through the next items on the page. The Time Format options behave this way, too.

    2) I can’t find these radio buttons ( I see the checkboxes in Screen Options, however ) and I need to get Jaws running again to test with that.

    3) Yep. The Akismet activation bar is ignored entirely if you are tabbing through the screen. Perhaps because it’s a div element and not an actual button or input tag? That might need to be changed.

    ( I tried using the “Join Us” form on the Make Accessibility page but it didn’t work. Returned an error. I just tried it today and it looks like it’s working again. Huzzah! )

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