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Re: guideline 7.1 about screen flickering (fwd)

From: Marja-Riitta Koivunen <marja@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2001 09:52:46 -0400
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To: "Jonathan Chetwynd" <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>, "gregory j. rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
At 06:49 AM 7/27/2001 +0100, Jonathan Chetwynd wrote:
>given that placements are a more subtle way of advertising, perhaps in the
>RADAR case and given the client group, it might make sense to advise that an
>animated gif is liable to irritate, rather than rely on a medical condition.

And not only to irritate. Sometimes it makes it almost impossible to read a 
text that is near a flickering image as our cognitive system is built to 
pay attention to the movement.

Marja


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