Accessible Dialog Boxes with JAWS (Assistive Technology & Digital Accessibility Webinar)

Presented on Wednesday, July 19, 2023, from 10 am to 11 am PT

A dialog is a window overlaid on either the primary window or another dialog window. An alert dialog is a modal dialog interrupting the user’s workflow to communicate an important message and acquire a response – such as an error message confirmation. Sometimes dialog boxes appear automatically. Other times, they materialize based on a user’s action. If dialogs follow accessible design patterns, they should be easy to manage. However, they can quickly become complex for screen-reader and keyboard users who don’t know how to read the message or adjust control changes. In our previous webinar with Michael Parker (Web Accessibility Specialist) and Marisa Church (Assistive Technology Specialist and expert JAWS user) they presented to JAWS users and anyone developing or testing the accessibility of websites how to work with custom dialogs.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the accessible design pattern for standard dialogs and alert dialogs. 
  • Learned to use JAWS reading commands to read content in a dialog box.
  • Learned commands for managing controls while in a dialog box.
  • Learned how to work with custom dialogs that don’t follow accessible design patterns.

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