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Re: "Click anywhere to close"

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From: Don Mauck
Date: Apr 30, 2014 10:24AM


If it is truly a pop-up, I don't think you should be able to cursor out of that pop-up, you need to close it first.
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From: Whitney Quesenbery [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 10:13 AM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: [WebAIM] "Click anywhere to close"

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?