5. Interactive WAI-ARIA (Intermediate)

Activity 10: Accessible Tab Panel

Accessible Tab Panel

Based on the Tab Panel details on the previous page, apply what you have learned to the associated activity files to make the tab panel there accessible.

Files for this activity include:

Use the surroundings of the highlighted code on the previous page as a guide to find where the fixes should be applied. Repair the accessibility of the tab panel by applying the highlighted code to the /assets/ik_tabs.js file.

Note: While we suggest using the highlighted code we’ve provided, you are free to come up with your own solutions provided they produce the expected results listed in the marking rubric below.

Test your updated tab panel with ChromeVox to be sure each element described in the marking rubric below is functioning as suggested.


When you have applied your changes and tested to ensure your tab panel functions as described, submit the URL to your tabs.html file on your GitHub Pages site, to the file on the web server you are using to host your copy of the activity files, or a GitHack URL.

Grading Rubric

Criteria Points
List to Tab Semantics:
List semantics are replaced with tab panel semantics.
2.0 pts
Tab Position:
Focus position in the tablist is announced.
1.0 pts
Tab Focus opens Panel:
When a tab is in focus, its associated panel displays.
1.0 pts
Arrow Key Between Tabs:
Arrow keys can be used to navigate between tabs.
2.0 pts
Tab Key from Tab to Panel:
Tab key can be used to move from a selected tab directly to its associated panel, Shift+Tab to move back to tabs.
2.0 pts
Panels Focusable:
Panels are keyboard focusable.
2.0 pts
Total Points: 10.0


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