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Re: Resolution of Issue PR#285 on audio volume control

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
Date: Wed, 07 Jun 2000 13:50:15 -0500
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To: "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <unagi69@concentric.net>
Cc: User Agent Guidelines Emailing List <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Do you consider the task impossible for you to access the information, or 
could you configure the system to read at the audio levels that you want, 
but it would just take time and some effort to adjust the synthesizer level 
and the master audio level or an external speaker/headset volume?


At 01:53 AM 6/7/00 -0400, Gregory J. Rosmaita wrote:
>Jon wrote
>I encourage people to present arguments on changing checkpoint 4.8 from P2 
>to P1.
>aloha, jon!
>the argument is quite simple...   there are many instances when i need 
>synthesized speech at a certain level--which i can control on-the-fly 
>thanks to the P1 requirement, if the wording of 4.10 is restored from 
>"configure" to "control"--and the audio to play at a different level, in 
>order that i can clearly and distinctly hear the 2 simultaneously...
>if i can't hear the synthesized speech because i can't adjust the volume 
>of the audio source as it is playing, save by recourse to the OS' native 
>volume control interface, i may have already missed out on what i needed 
>to hear -- the synthesized content in conjunction with the audio -- 
>especially if the audio is being streamed...  it's akin to reading a page 
>while looking at the illustrations with your peripheral vision, or the 
>type of integration of textual and non-textual content one's brain makes 
>to give one the gestalt view of the page when it is perceived in 
>screenfulls, so i vote to raise 4.8 from P2 to P1

Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
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University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
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