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Re: marquee

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2005 23:24:26 +0100
To: "Al Gilman" <Alfred.S.Gilman@ieee.org>, wai-xtech@w3.org
Message-ID: <opsma9u0tuw5l938@saturne>

It is related to the problem of accessible IRC - making the thing stand  
still long enough to read it.

Witness people like me not being able to read the whole crawl on TV (I  
guess that is why they repeat them frequently), or for that matter having  
trouble with real-time captions. I notice it a lot when I am watching a  
language I don't understand well - reading english isn't so bad, but  
reading scandinavian languages I am pretty slow...

And I don't think that I would count as someone with a reading disability.  
My brother, who is, often finds them pointless in the end :-(

cheers

Chaals

On Wed, 16 Feb 2005 15:17:07 -0500, Al Gilman <Alfred.S.Gilman@IEEE.org>  
wrote:

> On the one hand, this effect is an inveterate thorn in our side.
>
> On the other hand, it is the natural presentation behavior for arriving  
> real-time text streams,
> as witness the popularity of crawls in television.
>
> What is the User Agent behavior and configurability of an accessible,  
> crawl-capable player?
>
> Al
>
> References:
>
> www-html thread (good recap):
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/2005Jan/thread.html#32
>
> Timed Text draft:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/WD-ttaf1-dfxp-20041101/



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