[wp-hackers] time to drop tabindex.

Rich Pedley elflop at googlemail.com
Sun Dec 14 11:31:41 GMT 2008

Firstly let me direct you to a few sites:

and from my comment on one of those:

One thing that sticks out a mile is this "disorienting for the (screen
reader) user". Once again it has been assumed that the only people who
navigate a website via the keyboard is a screen reader user. This is
not the case, I know many people who prefer to use the keyboard, or
are in fact forced to because they are unable to use a mouse. If the
tabbing index does not follow the flow of the page then it becomes
very disorientating. You have to visually try and 'guess' where you

and that was from over 2 years ago.

So my question - is it time to drop tabindex from the Wordpress core?

my mind is on a permanent tangent

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