[Athen] Accessibility of ToolTip and Lightbox

Sean J Keegan skeegan at stanford.edu
Wed Jun 16 18:29:00 PDT 2010

> How about dojo-supported lightbox? We have an
> implementation using ARIA that seems to work
> well with NVDA and System Access but not with JAWS.

Have you tested with either Window-Eyes or Supernova (from Dolphin)?

The reason I ask is that I have been in conversations with people from
Freedom Scientific and one of the questions that was asked is whether or
not the accessibility "issue" also occurs with other technologies. From
what I understood in the conversation, if other AT could not perform
correctly, then it was not a "real issue" and no bug report would be
filed to fix JAWS to elicit the appropriate behavior.

So, while I realize I am not answering your question, you may want to
report the issue to Freedom Scientific and mention that there is no
accessibility "issue" when using other AT and JAWS does not perform as
necessary. It does not fix the problem right now, but the fact that it
is a non-issue with other screen-readers may prompt the filing of a bug
report and get the issue fixed (and, yes, I am being an optimist).

Take care,
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