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Re: Proposed checkpoint to turn off background sounds.

From: Harvey Bingham <hbingham@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 1999 01:11:43 -0400
Message-Id: <4.2.0.58.19991021180914.00bdae20@pop.tiac.net>
To: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
At 1999-10-21 11:05 AM-0400, Ian Jacobs wrote:
>Hello,
>
>As per my action item of [1], I propose modifying checkpoint
>4.4 of [2]:
>
>      4.4 Allow the user to turn on and off rendering of sound. [Priority
>1]
>
>to read:
>
>         When the user agent renders audio natively,
>         allow the user to turn on and off rendering of audio,
>         including background audio. [Priority 1]
>
>Note that this is consistent with the language of 5.12:
>
>         When the user agent renders audio natively, allow the user
>         to control the  audio volume. [Priority 2]

For browsers where audio is the primary output, does the rendering above
apply? Do any of those allow mixing of alternative audio streams over the
text-to-speech normal rendering?


>Note: In order to make clear that this (and other checkpoints in GL4)
>refer to author-supplied information, the subhead now reads:

Cannot stylesheets also get in the way, as well as the author's embedded
rendering or behavior markup, and need user override?

>          Ensure that the user may turn off rendering or behavior
>          specified by the author that may obscure content or
>          disorient the user.
>
>  - Ian
>
>[1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/1999/10/wai-ua-f2f-199910-minutes.html
>[2] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/WAI-USERAGENT-19991005
>--
>Ian Jacobs (jacobs@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
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Regards/Harvey Bingham
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