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2.2.5: action item to update

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2005 08:26:31 -0600
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On yesterday's call (15 December) I took an action to propose new
wording for SC 2.2.5.

<proposed>
2.2.5 Interruptions, such as updated content, can be postponed by the
user, except interruptions involving an emergency.
</proposed>

<current>
2.2.5 Interruptions, such as updated content, can be postponed or
suppressed by the user, except those involving an emergency.
</proposed>

Discussion
I propose two changes:
1. Deleted the phrase "or suppressed." As discussed on the call
yesterday, if updates are "suppressed" then users will not be able to
recover the suppressed information even if they want it. By contrast, if
updates can be "postponed," then users can choose to retrieve the
information if they wish (though they can also choose not to do so).

2. Replaced the pronoun "those" with the noun "interruptions" to avoid
any ambiguity about pronoun reference.

John
"Good design is accessible design."

Dr. John M. Slatin, Director 
Accessibility Institute
University of Texas at Austin 
FAC 248C 
1 University Station G9600 
Austin, TX 78712 
ph 512-495-4288, fax 512-495-4524 
email jslatin@mail.utexas.edu 
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