[whatwg] new tag and possible new aria role

Michael A. Peters mpeters at domblogger.net
Sun Nov 12 04:18:26 PST 2017

Yes but since I always have the div first in HTML the user is likely to 
always be aware of it, so skipping it in a screen reader is really 
little different than just pressing the agree button - they have been 
informed of the type of content.

On 11/12/2017 04:09 AM, Johannes Spangenberg wrote:
> There is another problem with Modals on webpages. When there is a modal
> created through HTML and CSS, the user can still select items in the
> background by pressing tab. It seems that there is no good solution to
> prevent it.
> Am 12.11.2017 um 09:59 schrieb Michael A. Peters:
>> Thank you! That does seem like it is exactly what I need.
>> On 11/12/2017 12:11 AM, Yay295 wrote:
>>> I think the alertdialog role fits here.
>>> https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/Accessibility/ARIA/ARIA_Techniques/Using_the_alertdialog_role
>>> On Sun, Nov 12, 2017 at 1:03 AM, Michael A. Peters
>>> <mpeters at domblogger.net>
>>> wrote:
>>>> On webites that either are age restricted and/or have content that
>>>> may be
>>>> offensive to some people, often (but not as often as I'd like) there
>>>> is a
>>>> warning splashscreen that the server puts in the page if the user
>>>> has not
>>>> already agreed to see such content.
>>>> One way to do this is with a div that has absolute positioning and a
>>>> z-index that covers the content until the user clicks enter or
>>>> whatever,
>>>> then it does an ajax call to lett the server the user has verified they
>>>> want to see the content and removes the div.
>>>> I would suggest a tagName "splashscreen" for this purpose. It would
>>>> have
>>>> the same properties as a div only it would have semantic meaning so
>>>> that
>>>> people using screen readers would know it is important.
>>>> An aria landmark of splashscreen would also properly distinguish it
>>>> from
>>>> complementary which is what I currently use for it (I would use
>>>> banner but
>>>> only one banner landmark per page is allowed).
>>>> Just a thought, I won't defend the thought but if it seems
>>>> reasonable to
>>>> the powers that be, I think it is worth it.
>>>> These splash screens do serve a different purpose than any other
>>>> semantic
>>>> tag.

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