Re: Navigating A Web Page


Evidently, a sighted user can infer that the play button won't work until the dialog is closed. Perhaps something is needed, such as text that is read by screen-readers but not seen by sighted users that is read when you move to the button. it might say something like you must sign up or press the maybe later button before you can play the stream.


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From: Sascha Cowley via
Sent: Friday, January 22, 2021 5:53 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Navigating A Web Page

Technically that's just a modal dialog. Regardless, this is an accessibility problem with the page.

On 2021-01-23 10:46, Brian Vogel wrote:
On Fri, Jan 22, 2021 at 06:29 PM, Gene wrote:
I don't know how different browsers and screen-readers describe the structure that you need to close.-
Since this is an overlay screen, which essentially replaces and blocks the underlying screen, it's probably not described as a separate thing by most screen readers.

There is descriptive text followed by 3 buttons, the last of which, as you noted, is "Maybe Later," which closes that overlay screen. These are essentially dialog boxes but with an appearance such that the underlying content is completely obscured, hence the term overlay.


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