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Should Datepickers be treated as a Modal Dialog?

From: Bolena, Zachary <Zachary.Bolena@Schwab.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:54:30 +0000
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Hello All,

Every example of an "accessible" date picker I have looked at online does not treat the datepicker as a modal dialog. Is this because it is not a seen as a modal dialog but rather a specific task based widget? Should the datepicker container <div> take on the same characteristics as a modal such as hiding the background from screen readers when the datepicker calendar is active?

Thank you,
Zachary Bolena
Senior Manager of Accessibility for User Experience
Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.

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