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  1. Sakai
  2. SAK-36213

Accessibility: The 5 Minute Warning Modal jQuery Dialog Message Is Not Accessible

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: CLOSED
    • Priority: Critical
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 2.8.0, 2.8.3, 2.9.0
    • Fix Version/s: 2.9.2, 10.0
    • Environment:
      Adaptive Technologies (screen-reading software), keyboard only users
    • 2.9 Status:
      Resolved
    • Previous Issue Keys:
      SAM-1296

      Description

      The 5 minutes left jQuery Modal dialog warning is not accessible to keyboard only users. Using the JAWS 12 screen-reader (latest as of 7/2011) and IE or Firefox, when the dialog box appears the screen-reading software simply announces "Application Mode" and the screen-reader user no longer can navigate the page, isn't aware that a modal dialog box has appeared, the message isn't announced (and the screen-reader user can't navigate to it), also they probably won't know to press escape to close the dialog box.

      Keyboard only users can't navigate the controls of the dialog box either and aren't told in the message that pressing escape is the only way they have to close the dialog box.

      Suggested fix:
      1. Include a statement in the message text that the dialog can be closed by pressing escape.
      2. Find a more accessible version of the jQuery modal dialog box.

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                • Assignee:
                  ottenhoff Sam Ottenhoff
                  Reporter:
                  brichwin Brian Richwine
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