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Re: Scrolling Agree to Terms Screen


From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: Sep 20, 2018 6:03AM

i'd hazard a guess that it's not legally enforceable / has no actual legal weight either way. it's the legal department not understanding technology...

i'd make the div scroll automagically on focus of the agree button and being done with it, after explaining to them that AT users can read the entire thing without scrolling and there's no way to detect it. and it has the same legal weight (not much) as those "i have read and agree to the Ts&Cs" checkboxes.


> On 20 Sep 2018, at 14:48, Isabel Holdsworth < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Hi all,
> We have an "Agree to terms" screen, where the "I agree" button is
> disabled until users have scrolled to the end of the terms and
> conditions. This scenario is non-negotiable for legal reasons.
> One of my colleagues created a prototype that has the T&Cs in a
> scrollable div with tabindex="0". It works great using a keyboard, but
> screenreaders don't know what the component is or how to interact with
> it.
> I made it work quite well by adding contentEditable="true" to the div.
> But, again for legal reasons, this approach won't get past our change
> board even if we use JavaScript to disable editing.
> Have any of you created an accessible component that has this
> functionality? If so, how did you do it? And if not, do you have any
> thoughts on how to go about it?
> As always, thanks for any advice or ideas.
> Cheers, Isabel
> > > >