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RE: Revising 2.4 - last post before f2f

From: Chiarito-Mazzarella,Jay <jay.chiarito-mazzarella@gartner.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 12:42:17 -0400
Message-ID: <8647AD35DEC2D411A4DD0002A513481A0580223D@mammoth.gartner.com>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
A minor point about plural agreement and the definitive article:

Provide disabled users with a means to bypass or extend time limits.

Should be:

Provide disabled users with means [or a mean] to bypass time limits.

-----Original Message-----
From: Thanasis Kinias [mailto:tkinias@optimalco.com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2001 12:09 PM
To: Adam Victor Reed; Gregg Vanderheiden; w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: Re: Revising 2.4 - last post before f2f


On Wednesday 13 June 2001 00:24, Adam Victor Reed wrote:

> 2.4  If at all possible, allow time for understanding and interaction.
> 	* Move as much content and interaction as possible out of
> 	  time-limited segments.
> 	* Provide disabled users with a means to bypass or extend
> 	  time limits.
> 	* Use delayed refresh or redirection only when necessary to
> 	  bring content up to date.
> 	* Cooperate with user agent mechanisms for preventing motion
> 	  (flicker, blinking, flashing, auto-scrolling etc) and for
> 	  control of the rate at which motion occurs.

I would make the first sentence:

2.4  Allow as much time as possible for understanding and interacting with 
content.

Using the conditional "if at all possible, allow time" has a weaker sound 
than "allow as much time as possible".  Also, it's not helpful if the site 
gives you only five seconds to request a time extension..

Also, what does it mean to "Cooperate with user agent mechanisms for 
preventing motion . . ." in the absence of such mechanisms?  I can envision
a 
site claming that the absence of a "stop GIF animation and <marquee>" button

in MSIE is a UA problem, and it's not the site's fault there's no UA 
mechanism with which to cooperate.

Regards,
-- 
Thanasis Kinias
Vice President & Manager of Information Systems
Optimal LLC
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Received on Wednesday, 13 June 2001 12:42:31 GMT

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