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RE: Popups

From: Michael Gaigg <mgaigg@esri.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2011 09:48:35 -0700
To: Andy Laws <adlaws@gmail.com>, WAI Interest Group list <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <232B5217AD58584C87019E8933556D11022733BBEB@redmx2.esri.com>
When a client asks for a specific design element, one needs to wonder where this need came from in the first place.

In your case client is not satisfied with visibility of system status. Try

-          Improving titles and labels

-          Adding non-obstructive instructions

-          Providing feedback in an alternative way (as Harry pointed out), additional confirmation page always helps

-          Keeping elements and its status (e.g. shopping cart belongs to the top right corner) in its user-anticipated location

-          Using visual cues to show what just happened

Thanks
Mike

From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Andy Laws
Sent: Friday, March 18, 2011 5:30 AM
To: WAI Interest Group list
Subject: Popups

Dear WAI

I currently have a client that wants a JavaScript pop up on a site each time a product is added to the basket, can somebody please tell me why this is a bad idea from a an accessibility and usability prospective

Regards

Andy

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