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RE: Impact of not setting baseline and writing SC as functional outcomes

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2005 22:17:03 -0600
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To: "Mike Barta" <mikba@microsoft.com>, <Becky_Gibson@notesdev.ibm.com>
Cc: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, <w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org>
Mike, I know it would be nice to get rid of the "so as" clause. But Gregg made the point that this is one case where the rationale isn't necessarily self-explanatory so that it might be worth keeping, and I think Becky's proposed rewrite is good because it provides some explanation without limiting it to a particular disability.
 
John
 
 

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From: Mike Barta [mailto:mikba@microsoft.com] 
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Subject: RE: Impact of not setting baseline and writing SC as functional outcomes



Or <proposed>"A mechanism is available to turn off background audio that plays automatically.</proposed> 



 

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From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Becky_Gibson@notesdev.ibm.com
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Subject: Re: Impact of not setting baseline and writing SC as functional outcomes

 


great work going through all of the success criteria and submitting several proposals to address the issue!  I have a modified proposal for GL 1.4 level 2 success criterion 3. 

<excerpt from john's post> 
GL 1.4 level 2 success criterion 3: Users can disable background audio that plays automatically on a page so that it does not interfere with text reading software they may be using 
Impacted: yes 
<proposed>"A mechanism is available to turn off background audio that plays automatically. So that the audio does not interfere with text-reading software that may be in use.</proposed> 
</john> 

<becky's proposed>"A mechanism is available to turn off background audio that plays automatically so that the audio does not interfere with assistive technology that may be in use. 
</becky's proposed> 
I would not assume that background audio only interferes with text reading software.  It also might distract those with reading disabilities -although they may not be using any assistive technology. Another, more generic wording might be <proposal 2>"A mechanism is available to turn off background audio that plays automatically so that the audio does not interfere with the user's interaction with the remaining content." </proposal 2> 

-becky 
  

Becky Gibson
Web Accessibility Architect
                                                      
IBM Emerging Internet Technologies
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