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Re: Distractions - always negative?

From: Debra Ruh Global <debra@ruhglobal.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:50:24 -0400
Cc: Anthony Doran <t.doran@texthelp.com>, "public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org" <public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org>
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To: Neil Milliken <Neil.Milliken@bbc.co.uk>
I also think this is a great point Tony. 

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> On Apr 30, 2015, at 9:49 AM, Neil Milliken <Neil.Milliken@bbc.co.uk> wrote:
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> Hi Tony,
> 
> You raise a very valid point.
> 
> Neil
> 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, 
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>    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. 
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>    These things are distracting, and take focus from content consumption but do so for a positive reason. 
> 
>    So is distraction always a negative thing? 
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