While on holidays I have been pondering a question
Why can’t ARIA interactive roles be focusable by default like their HTML counterparts?
The HTML specification states the following:
It is important to note that the above is only a suggestion it imparts no normative requirement on browsers to implement. But of course, unless browsers did implement it would not be a useful suggestion…
An additional suggestion could be:
Any HTML elements with conforming usage of the following ARIA
spinbutton, tab or
textbox; should be considered as focusable areas and be sequentially focusable.
- Improve accessibility for keyboard users
- Simplify coding for developers
You tell me?