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Re: Dialog behaviour and screen readers

From: Bryan Garaventa <bryan.garaventa@whatsock.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2014 14:03:03 -0700
Message-ID: <9F5C9659B90D404E895EEDC0F9AE584D@WAMPAS>
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If I may ask, can you tell me which issues you've noticed with the modal at
 I'm always looking to improve the widgets.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ian Sharpe" <themanxsharpy@gmail.com>
To: "'WAI Interest Group'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2014 1:40 PM
Subject: Dialog behaviour and screen readers

> Hi
> Dialogs have always been, and continue to be, an issue when using a screen
> reader, with many implementations across the wide variety of widget 
> toolkits
> of varying quality.
> The best implementation I've seen so far is the Jquery UI dialog at:
> https://jqueryui.com/dialog/#modal
> This works very well for the most part, reading the dialog text and only
> allowing navigation within the dialog using NVDA with FF. However, if I
> interrupt speech before NVDA has read all the text, or if I want to listen
> to the content again once the content has been read, there doesn't seem to
> be any way for me to access the content again, short of cancelling the
> dialog and triggering it again that is.
> Is there a reference implementation for this problem anywhere?
> Is it simply a case of adding tabindex="0" to the title and content of the
> dialog sited above to enable the content to be accessed again?
> Cheers
> Ian
Received on Friday, 28 March 2014 21:03:28 UTC

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