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[Bug 8743] New: Auditory icons clashing with AT

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Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 11:55:55 +0000
To: public-html-a11y@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-8743-3290@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>

           Summary: Auditory icons clashing with AT
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
               URL: http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/history.html#rel-icon
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Keywords: a11y
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec bugs
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: gez.lemon@gmail.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org, public-

The specification states: "Icons could be auditory icons, visual icons, or
other kinds of icons."

Are 'auditory icons' meant to be played by the user agent as soon as a page
loads? This may clash with AT such as screen readers especially if the audio
sample is long. Is there a way to manage this?

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