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Event Listeners Accessibility Question

From: Jim <jhomme1028@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2015 14:39:49 -0500
Message-ID: <CAHdk4ip8VZLr51_1d_pFDeGNVq5LPcRQaSqhGO8nHVZcavv_Rg@mail.gmail.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
I'm looking at a situation in which there is an event listener on the
body of an HTML document, that allows the user to click anywhere
outside a document section and close it. That event is causing screen
readers to report clickable all over the document. I have taken the
position that wherever clickable is reported, that the element fails
for 2.1.1. That doesn't seem reasonable to me, though, because that
may cause items to repport that they are clickable, when they are not
actually controls. How should this kind of thing be reported on from a
testing viewpoint, and how should the developer fix this?


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