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From: Lisa Seeman <seeman@netvision.net.il>
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 13:00:35 +0200
Message-ID: <00e601c0a62c$ac9399a0$6497003e@seeman>
To: "WAI" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

--Hi, I have started looking through the minutes, and I would like to
explain the intent of 2.2.
People have complain/ commented to me that they have trouble reading and
concentrating on a site were there are animations and distractions. Theses
comments are of course form people with ADD/ADHD. The problem
is>concentrating or following and not interaction.

 The wording has been carefully chosen - "minimize" and not "do not use" so
that you can have alert boxes or other necessary distractions.

However imagine an ADHD high school student trying to research a complex
topic when there are ants crawling across the screen. Every time the ants
come in his field of vision, he will forget what he is doing and have to
start again. The designer may think that this will help make the site appeal
to teenagers. But in reality many students will have to take medication
before using it. An extreme example, but many animations have a similar

Defiantly, at least, priority three.

>2.2  Minimize content that interferes with the user's ability to
>> * Daniel - why not in guideline 3?
>> * Kynn:  Daniel didn't like where we split hairs
>> * Kynn rewrite to make it fit better with guideline 2
>> * WC: already covered?
>> * Kynn: change concentrate to interact?  The user's ability to
>>do what the user is doing.
>> * Aaron: delete this?
>> * CS: I like the idea of deleting this.  Point of an ad is to
>> * Kynn: there are times when it's important to distract the
>>user (alerts)
>> * Action Item Kynn:  work on this
>> * Action Item CS: give feedback
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