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RE: Should Datepickers be treated as a Modal Dialog?

From: Matt King <a11ythinker@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:22:54 -0800
To: "'Sean Murphy \(seanmmur\)'" <seanmmur@cisco.com>, "'Joseph Yang'" <joesaiyang@gmail.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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There is no one best way to design an accessible date picker or date input field.  Using a dialog, either modal or non-modal, can provide some useful advantages, especially to keyboard users, for more complex date pickers. However, it is certainly not necessary to use a dialog.

 

Matt King

 

From: Sean Murphy (seanmmur) [mailto:seanmmur@cisco.com] 
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Subject: RE: Should Datepickers be treated as a Modal Dialog?

 

Joseph

 

“It is my understanding that if there is an area for the user to input the date, that the calendar would not need to be accessible. Although, going the extra mile to making it accessible would be ideal.” I find this an interesting  statement. As your assuming a person knows the date they want to use. What occurs if the user knows it is the 3rd Wednesday of the month they need to enter in the date field? If they cannot access the calendar and the calendar provides the correct information. Then the user is stuck and has to use alternative methods.

 

 

 

 






	

	


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Subject: Re: Should Datepickers be treated as a Modal Dialog?

 

It is my understanding that if there is an area for the user to input the date, that the calendar would not need to be acessible. Although, going the extra mile to making it accessible would be ideal. 

 

On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 6:31 AM SALES, TERRY LYNN <TERRYLYNN.SALES@cbp.dhs.gov <mailto:TERRYLYNN.SALES@cbp.dhs.gov> > wrote:

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?

 

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From: Bolena, Zachary [mailto:Zachary.Bolena@Schwab.com <mailto:Zachary.Bolena@Schwab.com> ] 
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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
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