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Re: Opening modal window without user action


From: Marc Solomon
Date: Mar 30, 2016 1:57PM

There was a typo in the URL (an extra l in helen). Sorry about that and thanks Google for leading people to the intended site.


-----Original Message-----
From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Mike Barlow
Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 3:51 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Opening modal window without user action

Marc, when I clicked on the link you provided it went to a "domain parking"
site. A quick google search got me to the actual link which is:
https://www.helenkeller.org/hknc (don't know why the difference that should make no difference made a difference, but it did).

*Mike Barlow*
Web Application Developer
Web Accessibility/Section 508 SME

Lancaster, Pa 17601
Office: 732.835-7557
Cell: 732.682.8226

On Mon, Mar 28, 2016 at 2:38 PM, Marc Solomon < <EMAIL REMOVED> >

> I recently visited the Helen Keller National Center in New York. Prior
> to my meeting, I reviewed their newly redesigned (hellenkeller.org).
> First time visitors are presented with a message about website
> features for customizing the visual appearance of the content. The
> visible message container has a prominent location in the top left of
> the screen and all other background content is dimmed. The message
> content is placed near the top of the DOM so screen reader users
> discover the message as soon as you start reading the page. There is a
> Close Menu element at the end of the message that is keyboard operable
> and clicking outside of the message container also closes it. I am
> curious to know what others think of this implementation and if it
> could serve as a model for the types of modals we have been discussing on this thread.
> Thanks,
> Marc
> -----Original Message-----
> From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On
> Behalf Of Patrick H. Lauke
> Sent: Friday, March 25, 2016 10:20 AM
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Opening modal window without user action
> On 25/03/2016 14:15, Mike Barlow wrote:
> > I agree with Patrick. Though I'd never design a site that has an
> > "automatic" popup like the op describes. Sometimes one must bow to
> > he who signs the paycheck, but also sometimes he who signs the
> > paycheck can be persuaded that his approach could lead to more
> > problems than it's
> worth.
> Ironically perhaps, I'd say that if the automatic popup happened right
> away, and NOT after a timeout (so that the user didn't already start
> interacting with the actual page, only to be unceremoniously and
> unwantedly being yanked off to this popup), then it would be less of a problem...
> (this would also remove the problem/annoyance experienced by all users
> - e.g. the "non disabled" mouse user who is starting to
> read/interact/scroll down on the page only to then be rudely presented
> with a doorslam modal; this would also, of course, be a problem for
> users with cognitive disabilities, or screen magnification, etc)
> P
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