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Re: Modal Dialog Content Not Being Read


From: Birkir R. Gunnarsson
Date: Jul 27, 2016 10:58AM

I am seeing the same, plus IE11 does not respect aria-hidden="true" so
a screen reader user can see, and navigate to the inert background
content when the dialog is open.
I see this both with NVDA and Jaws 17.

I have not tested much with NVDA/IE, I test NVDA almost exclusively
with Firefox.
NVDA has made remarkable improvements with IE, and I give them thumbs
up for that, but that combination is still not as good as NVDA and FF,
and I guess we can't ask for every a.t./browser combination to be
Just my 2,4 Icelandic krona (roughly equivalent of 2 cents).

On 7/27/16, Moore,Michael (Accessibility) (HHSC)
< <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> We made a small change to our modal dialogs to add an aria-label so that the
> title of the dialog would be read when it opened. However now the content of
> the dialogs is not accessible via NVDA in IE 11. Has anyone seen this
> before. We can fix the issue by removing the aria-label but we would like to
> have this extra information announced if possible.
> Mike Moore
> Accessibility Coordinator
> Texas Health and Human Services Commission
> Civil Rights Office
> (512) 438-3431 (Office)
> > > > >

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