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Re: accessible Lightbox


From: Bryan Garaventa
Date: May 25, 2013 2:56AM

If you would like a jQuery version of a reusable lightbox/modal, there is
one fully testable and documented in the github project at
This is a jQuery extension, actually, all of these controls are.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jennifer Sutton" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
To: "WebAIM Discussion List" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Friday, May 24, 2013 11:33 AM
Subject: [WebAIM] accessible Lightbox

> Greetings, WebAIM:
> I'm looking to solve the issue of the Accessible Lightbox, or come as
> close as I can. I'm seeing a number of good discussions of the issue,
> but I haven't found a solution about which I'm confident. I see some
> that may help with keyboard access, but I'm not seeing one that will
> solve the issue of the new content opening up at the bottom of the
> page (with no indication to the screen reader user that the page has
> changed, much less how to get to that content).
> I'd prefer either jQuery or a non-library-centric option. For the
> record, in case this may speed others who may be searching the archive ...
> Thanks especially to you, Patrick, for a clear articulation of the
> issues in this recent Accessify Forum thread:
> http://www.accessifyforum.com/viewtopic.php?t487
> And thanks to Roger Johansson and Graham Armfield for their posts
> articulating the features that are needed:
> From 2009:
> http://www.456bereastreet.com/archive/200910/lightboxes_and_keyboard_accessibility/
> And from 2011:
> <http://www.coolfields.co.uk/2011/12/specification-for-an-accessible-lightbox/>;http://www.coolfields.co.uk/2011/12/specification-for-an-accessible-lightbox/
> If somebody's built it, I'd like to use it.
> This one might come close. If anyone's had experience with it, please
> let me know:
> * https://github.com/fnagel/jQuery-Accessible-RIA/wiki/lightbox
> Thanks.
> Best,
> Jennifer
> > >