W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > w3c-wai-gl@w3.org > January to March 2005

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 14:49:13 -0600
Message-ID: <6EED8F7006A883459D4818686BCE3B3B7AE080@MAIL01.austin.utexas.edu>
To: <Becky_Gibson@notesdev.ibm.com>
Cc: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, <w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org>
Becky Gibson wrote:
 
<blockquote>
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>
 
 
</blockquote>
 
John: I like this! Thanks, Becky.
 
John
 
 

"Good design is accessible design." 
John Slatin, Ph.D.
Director, Accessibility Institute
University of Texas at Austin
FAC 248C
1 University Station G9600
Austin, TX 78712
ph 512-495-4288, f 512-495-4524
email jslatin@mail.utexas.edu
web http://www.utexas.edu/research/accessibility/
<http://www.utexas.edu/research/accessibility/> 


 

	-----Original Message-----
	From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org
[mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of
Becky_Gibson@notesdev.ibm.com
	Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2005 1:39 pm
	To: John M Slatin
	Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org; w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org
	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
	5 Technology Park Drive
	Westford, MA 01886
	Voice: 978 399-6101; t/l 333-6101
	Email: gibsonb@us.ibm.com <mailto:gibsonb@us.ibm.com> 
	
Received on Thursday, 31 March 2005 20:49:14 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Monday, 7 December 2009 10:47:36 GMT