WCAG 2.0 Comment Submission

Name: Jason White
Email: jasonw@ariel.its.unimelb.edu.au
Affiliation: none
Document: W2
Item Number: Related Documents
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Comment Type: TE
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change): Sc 1.1.1: \"If non-text content is pure decoration, or used only for visual

formatting, or if it is not presented to users,\"

Is the above meant to apply to auditory content, e.g., sound efects or

background sounds used only for aesthetic purposes and which is incidental to

the meaning and functionality of the Web unit? In other words, can a sound be

\"pure decoration\", or is the provision restricted to visual material?

My own view is that it should apply irrespective of the modality of the

\"decoration\", namely to auditory content as well as visual.
Proposed Change: Perhaps add a parenthetical such as \"pure decoration (whether auditory or


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