Plugins and libraries are pretty neat. They can help developers save loads of time on their projects and include features otherwise too difficult or costly to develop – all with great results. They’ve enabled our industry to expand and adapt at a faster rate than ever before.
What sometimes holds back this space, however, is a lack of emphasis on the really important things – namely accessibility and supporting users who require assistive technologies.
We noticed this most in the modal/dialogue window plugin space. Accessible modal plugins were few and far between, and they lacked the right mix of quality, flexibility and aesthetics.
So we set ourselves the challenge: to create a modal plugin that is, first and foremost, accessible at a WCAG2.0 Level AA standard. One we would be proud and happy to use in our own client work and something we could share with the community to further the accessibility cause.