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Re: guideline 7.1 about screen flickering

From: Phil Brown <phil.brown@wwwicked.net>
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2001 10:45:59 +1000
To: Kynn Bartlett <kynn@reef.com>, <jasonw@ariel.ucs.unimelb.EDU.AU>
CC: Matt May <mcmay@bestkungfu.com>, Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>, WAI GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B786F6E7.7D4%phil.brown@wwwicked.net>
Hello,

For what it's worth, I have epilepsy and I find the image causes me no
problems at all.

I'm have a mild dose (of epilepsy) so I wouldn't want to speak for all, but
generally I get more problems from monitors flickering then from animated
gifs.

Regards,
Phil Brown.


on 27/7/01 10:38 AM, Kynn Bartlett at kynn@reef.com wrote:

> At 9:44 AM +1000 2001/7/27, Jason White wrote:
>> While agreeing with Kynn, I would add that the user agent (or software
>> operating in conjunction with it) is in an excellent position to block
>> these effects if the user so wishes. That is, if one wants to take
>> steps to prevent certain effects that might be distracting, one is
>> entirely free to do so (it is merely a case of overriding the author's
>> presentation).
> 
> Oh, yeah, no question.  Just as you can say "don't use that annoying
> neon green color" so should you be able to say "don't show me that
> stupid animated gif."
> 
> Most modern browsers can or should include this in configuration
> options.
> 
> --Kynn
> 
Received on Thursday, 26 July 2001 20:49:03 GMT

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