North Carolina State University web accessibility group has put together a nice accessible modal window for use in webapps.
Check it out in action at:
source available at:
Modal windows are not good for accessibility. Unfortunately, lot of content is being pushed into modal windows these days. For example, Jira’s Issue Tracker brings up the new issue input form as a modal window. And some social graph enabled apps display the followers/followees in a modal window. I am pretty sure this is not what the modal windows were intended for. And probably is not good for accessibility.
If you have some examples of bad modal window usage, please share them in comments. Thanks! :)