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Re: time-based popup


From: Alastair Campbell
Date: Feb 29, 2016 3:27AM

On the assumption that it was only the timing aspect, then I think it is
probably annoying to everyone, not just people with disabilities.
(Therefore not discriminatory.)

At at the AAA level I think 2.2.3 applies [1], but if you are looking for a
statement of conformance, I don't think the timing aspect is a fail on it's
own at AA.

I would be careful of a couple of things though:
- Someone using a keyboard and filling in a form might be disrupted, so I'd
be careful that keystrokes when the pop-up appears do create disastrous
- For a magnifier user, how do they know what is going on? The pop-over
needs to be reliably shown and cover most of the visible window, with a
black-out on the background page.
- You could also argue that a random pop-over is intrinsically un-usable,
and that would affect some people with cognitive issues more than other



1] https://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/time-limits-no-exceptions.html

On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 8:26 AM, Edelényi Zsolt < <EMAIL REMOVED> >

> I would like to know what do you think of the accessibility of time-based
> popup? E.g Popup displayed after 60 seconds? It is a requirement only for
> AAA? (i.e. WCAG 3.2.5) or requirement for all accessible sites ( WCAG
> 3.2.1)?
> What do you think of that?
> As a basis: popup is accessible i.e. can be identified, closable,
> resizable, readable etc. The question is only that timing can be
> accessible?
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