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RE: Should Datepickers be treated as a Modal Dialog?

From: Bolena, Zachary <Zachary.Bolena@Schwab.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:30:16 +0000
To: "SALES, TERRY LYNN" <TERRYLYNN.SALES@cbp.dhs.gov>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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Hi Terry,

I agree 100% that the input should always be available. There are efforts to also offer an accessible widget which can be made accessible as well.

I guess my question can be applied more broadly to any widget that opens a container where the interaction takes place. When this widget container is active should the background content be hidden?

Thank you,
Zach Bolena

From: SALES, TERRY LYNN [mailto:TERRYLYNN.SALES@cbp.dhs.gov]
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Subject: RE: Should Datepickers be treated as a Modal Dialog?

My first question would be do the date pickers in question provide an alternate entry form?  If the date can be typed in, and is keyboard accessible for that function, is the calendar portion required to be accessible?

Terry Lynn (TL) Sales
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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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