accessibility JavaScript

2 Nov 2012 - 8:29am
3 years ago
2 replies

Is a site accessible if it requires JavaScript?


The website blocks users who don't have JavaScript enabled. If you turn JavaScript off and visit the Target site, you'll see a modal dialog warning you that " requires javascript to be enabled." If JavaScript is off, you can't dismiss the dialog box.

It would never have occurred to me to design a site that way, and I've never considered the accessibility implications of such a sweeping move. Is this kind of a website accessible?

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