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RE: Should Datepickers be treated as a Modal Dialog?

From: Matt King <a11ythinker@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:41:57 -0800
To: "'Bolena, Zachary'" <Zachary.Bolena@Schwab.com>, "'SALES, TERRY LYNN'" <TERRYLYNN.SALES@cbp.dhs.gov>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Cc: "'W3C WAI Interest Group'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <028801d35f45$41c33290$c54997b0$@gmail.com>
If the background is visually obscured or inert, then use aria-modal="true"
on your dialog container.

 

Please see the notes in the roles, states, and properties section of the
ARIA modal dialog pattern:

http://w3c.github.io/aria-practices/#dialog_modal

 

Matt King

 

From: Bolena, Zachary [mailto:Zachary.Bolena@Schwab.com] 
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2017 6:30 AM
To: SALES, TERRY LYNN <TERRYLYNN.SALES@cbp.dhs.gov>; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Cc: W3C WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Subject: RE: Should Datepickers be treated as a Modal Dialog?

 

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] 
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2017 8:21 AM
To: Bolena, Zachary; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org <mailto:w3c-wai-ig@w3.org> 
Cc: W3C WAI Interest Group
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

Section 508 and UI Tester

DHS/CBP/OIT/CSPD

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703-945-2777 B'Berry

 

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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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