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From: Whitney Quesenbery
Date: Apr 30, 2014 10:12AM


I was asked a question about whether the following interaction is
accessible. I don't know much about the context, or how it's coded, so
could we assume (for the sake of argument) that the coding is exemplary.

A link on a page opens a small overlay-style popup window that displays
textual information.

There is a Close link on the overlay which returns the cursor to the same
location. It's got appropriate keyboard support, and the

One of the designers would like users to be able to click anywhere outside
of the overlay area as an alternative to clicking on the Close link.

What say you all?