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RE: Should Datepickers be treated as a Modal Dialog?

From: Jim Homme <jhomme@benderconsult.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:21:47 +0000
To: "Bolena, Zachary" <Zachary.Bolena@Schwab.com>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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Hi,
It may be this way because the screen reader user has to do nothing special to see the surrounding content, and any instructions in the date picker.

Thanks.

Jim


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From: Bolena, Zachary [mailto:Zachary.Bolena@Schwab.com]
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2017 8:55 AM
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Subject: Should Datepickers be treated as a Modal Dialog?

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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