Skip to main content

This content has been archived and is no longer being updated. Links may not function; however, this content may be relevant to outdated versions of the product.

Support Article

JAWS for 508: Layout Group tabs are not read by Screen Reader



While using JAWS 18, the screen reader does not read out the field value provided. Instead, it reads out the layout group header with tab numbers.

Error Messages

Not Applicable

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Create a layout group with tabs.
  2. Select a tab. JAWS does not read the tab name.

Root Cause

The GridHeaderElements was not set with the aria-label attribute. Hence, JAWS did not read the tab header.


  1. Apply HFix-41341.
  2. Resave the section.

Published March 21, 2018 - Updated October 8, 2020

Was this useful?

0% found this useful

Have a question? Get answers now.

Visit the Collaboration Center to ask questions, engage in discussions, share ideas, and help others.

Did you find this content helpful?

Want to help us improve this content?

We'd prefer it if you saw us at our best.

Pega Community has detected you are using a browser which may prevent you from experiencing the site as intended. To improve your experience, please update your browser.

Close Deprecation Notice
Contact us