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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.

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Published March 21, 2018 - Updated October 8, 2020

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