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TabPanel Accessibility

The TabPanel implements WAI-ARIA accessibility guidelines. All tab elements have the proper role attributes as well as all applicable ARIA attributes.

The example below assigns unique IDs to the tab headers and panes, which the TabPanel automatically uses to generate "aria-controls" and "aria-labelledby" attributes.

The example also adds a "wj-state-active" class to the "America" pane in markup to define the tab that is initially selected. Without that, the first tab would have been selected by default.

Finally, the example shows the effect of the autoSwitch property, which affects how the control handles the tab and cursor keys. For a detailed discussion of this topic, please see the W3C ARIA practices and SimplyAccessible articles.