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Re: Popup windows and JAWS


From: Geof Collis
Date: Oct 27, 2009 10:30AM

I thik it is also important that if you are going to use pop ups then
it must be clearly stated in the link text, not outside of the link
and certainly not somewhere else on the page.



At 10:44 AM 10/27/2009, you wrote:
>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,
>Transversal Corporation Ltd will be exhibiting at CIPD Annual conference &
>exhibition 2009 in
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