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RE: Distractions - always negative?

From: Neil Milliken <Neil.Milliken@bbc.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:49:37 +0000
To: Anthony Doran <t.doran@texthelp.com>, "public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org" <public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org>
Message-ID: <82FAD8E5E76D2B4BBE37AC33C07823C86D054056@BGB01XUD1014.national.core.bbc.co.uk>
Hi Tony,

You raise a very valid point.

From: Anthony Doran [t.doran@texthelp.com]
Sent: 30 April 2015 14:41
To: public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org
Subject: Distractions - always negative?

Hi All,

   Just wanted to kick about an idea - is distraction always negative? For example if a site features some additional AT, say TTS or symbol support, they may wish to have an animation or something to draw your attention to it - or if they have active help they may have a help pop-over.

   These things are distracting, and take focus from content consumption but do so for a positive reason.

   So is distraction always a negative thing?

Anthony Doran
Product Manager

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