ISSUE-568: Introduce system modal attributes for dialogs

aria-modal

Introduce system modal attributes for dialogs

State:
CLOSED
Product:
ARIA 1.1 Core Mapping Specification
Raised by:
Richard Schwerdtfeger
Opened on:
2013-03-27
Description:
Dominic Mazzoni, on the Chrome team, would like to introduce a system modal ARIA attribute for dialog boxes to tell screen readers to limit their view to the modal dialog.
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Action completed. Issue can be closed:
http://rawgit.com/w3c/aria/master/aria/aria.html#aria-modal

[master 5e2eaa4] aria-modal (ISSUE-568 and ACTION-1347)
1 file changed, 66 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

James Craig, 10 Nov 2014, 10:13:59

Based on my email [1], here are proposed mappings:

ATK/AT-SPI and IA2: STATE_MODAL.
UIA: IsModal property for the Window control pattern.
AXAPI: ModalAttribute for window objects.

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-pfwg/2014Nov/0077.html

Joseph Scheuhammer, 25 Nov 2014, 21:20:15

This is now in the ARIA spec. Moving this to the Core implementation spec. as an issue.

Richard Schwerdtfeger, 14 Jun 2015, 20:54:45

Closing since all related actions are completed.

Joseph Scheuhammer, 15 Apr 2016, 14:16:11

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