Modalz Modalz Modalz — We use too many damn modals(

over 3 years ago from Nic Trent, Lead Designer

  • Brendan Appe, over 3 years ago

    We took some accessibility training here recently at IBM. The trainer was blind, and was bouncing around from site to site using a screen reader. When he landed on IBM's site, the screen reader started reading the large hero image, but was shortly cut off by some massive full screen modal. Mid sentence it started to pick up what was in the modal. He didn't realize that he was even in a modal until I told him. It wasn't until then I realized how disruptive and inaccessible they could be (on our own damn site, no less).

    24 points