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Re: Popup windows and JAWS


From: Randall Pope
Date: Oct 27, 2009 8:45AM

As a low vision person who also cannot hear, I often miss the popup windows
and had to hunt for it when the website refused to do anything unless I
respond to the popup window first. From a webmaster's point of view, I see
this as a necessary evil at times in certain circumstances. But many times
I have seen this approach being overly used to the point of annoying sighted
people as well.

In essential one needs to careful and use proper judgment when in using
popup windows in the web design.

With Warm Regards,
Randall "Randy" Pope
American Association of the Deaf-Blind
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-----Original Message-----
[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of James Leslie
Sent: Monday, October 26, 2009 9:38 AM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: [WebAIM] Popup windows and JAWS


I was just wondering if there are problems associated with using JAWS
and popup windows. A client wants us to create an accessibility survey
for them and has suggested that it opens in a popup window. I am
advising that it opens in a normal browser window, as I'm fairly sure
this would be better practice, but can't find documentation to back this

Thanks in advance,

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