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SC 2.2.2 Pause, Stop, Hide:

From: Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2009 11:16:09 -0700 (PDT)
To: "'WAI Interest Group'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <05a601c9d7e6$644b34b0$2ce19e10$@avila@ssbbartgroup.com>
I wanted to get some other peoples opinion on WCAG SC 2.2.2.  This
checkpoint applies to animations, presentations, multimedia, and other
auto updating content.  However, the requirement appears to only apply
when the item "is presented in parallel with other content"
(http://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/time-limits-pause.html).  If an
animated presentation is the only content and the content is required for
understanding I believe this requirement should still apply to require a
"pause, stop, hide" feature.  It would appear that the requirement applies
to presentations but much of the language in the checkpoint appears to
discuss eye candy, advertisements, other animation, and movement that does
not convey meaningful or required content.   Obviously other checkpoints
such as 1.1.1 apply presentations but I not sure what other WCAG 2 Level A
or AA checkpoint would cover requiring pause, stop, hide to step through
content if 2.2.2 doesn't apply to animated presentations where the
presentation is the only content on the page.


Personally, I believe this checkpoint should be clarified to consider that
if the animation/movement contains meaningful content regardless of what
other content is on the page there must be a method to pause or step
through the content, 



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