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

From: <Becky_Gibson@notesdev.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2005 14:39:04 -0500
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org, w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFE527B7AF.4EB4EBE4-ON85256FD5.006A83CC-85256FD5.006C46CB@notesdev.ibm.com>
To: john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu
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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Email: gibsonb@us.ibm.com
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