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Re: Modal close button not focusable; ESC works

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From: Maxability Accessibility for all
Date: Jun 27, 2016 12:58AM


+1 to Birkir and Jonnethen.

On Thu, Jun 23, 2016 at 3:40 AM, Birkir R. Gunnarsson <
<EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> My prime argument for this is lack of accessibility on mobile.
> A CSUN presentation I did with my colleague CB Averitt started with
> this very example http://whoseline.a11yideas.com
> (yes, it is awkward, but if you are using iOS with Voiceover you can't
> get past the pop-up" dialog that is displayed when you click the
> "Start presentation" link).
>
> There may be some variations on close buttons that, while not keyboard
> accessible, are operable on a touch-screen. If so, and if escape key
> works on a keyboard, I would have a hard time doing more than making
> it a best practice issue.
> I think NVDA needs to consider a different key combination for
> switching between interaction modes, at least in the long-term,
> because the use of escape key in this situation has caused all sorts
> of confusion for end users.
> Users often do not know that the NVDA key plus space bar does exactly
> what they want.
>
>
>
>
> On 6/22/16, Jonathan Avila < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> >> Would love to read any thoughts you folks might have. Feel free to post
> >> here, or on the issue itself.
> >
> > If in focus mode -- NVDA may turn off focus mode when escape is
> pressed. I
> > haven't tested this with the particular implementation -- but the fact
> that
> > it uses escape could be problematic if escape doesn't close the dialog.
> It
> > could also go the other way the user may expect to turn off focus mode
> and
> > may dismiss the dialog by accident. Something to look into.
> >
> > The other possibility might be with mobile where there is no escape
> button
> > on the on-screen keyboard -- but it's possible that the close button may
> > still be usable on mobile even if it is not in the focus order -- so that
> > may not be an air tight argument either.
> >
> > Jonathan
> >
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On
> Behalf
> > Of Aaron Cannon
> > Sent: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 4:28 PM
> > To: WebAIM Discussion List
> > Subject: [WebAIM] Modal close button not focusable; ESC works
> >
> > Hi all.
> >
> > Recently a coworker filed this issue on the TinyMCE Editor:
> >
> > https://github.com/tinymce/tinymce/issues/3014
> >
> > The issue is that the close button on a modal dialog is not reachable via
> > the keyboard, but the escape key will close the dialog. My feeling is
> that
> > this is not sufficient, but I didn't have much luck coming up with a good
> > reason.
> >
> > Would love to read any thoughts you folks might have. Feel free to post
> > here, or on the issue itself.
> >
> > Aaron
> > > > > archives at
> > http://webaim.org/discussion/archives
> > > > > > > > > > > >
>
>
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