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Re: Your comments on WCAG 2.0 Last Call Working Draft of December, 2007

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2008 07:39:20 -0700
Message-ID: <824e742c0803290739u65f22efcx329a872b100e2a78@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Brian Hardy" <Brian.Hardy@visionaustralia.org>
Cc: public-comments-WCAG20@w3.org

Original Comment:

Moving of blinking text that cannot be stopped can prevent some people
with learning disabilities, aspergers syndrome etc. from accessing any
other content. They become absolutely fixated on the scrolling

It is also very distracting for people using their peripheral vision
to access content (as a result of say Macular Degeneration

Proposed Change:
Change conformance level from Level AA to Level A

Response from Working Group:

*** Interim response sent to commenter

The working group response to this issue is still pending; we will
reply to this issue separately.

Reply from Commenter:
At http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-comments-wcag20/2008Mar/0050.html

I look forward to your foreshadowed response to the Comment 9:
Conformance Level wrong for SC 2.2.2. This problem of blinking text
causing some people with learning disabilities to become fixated was
raised with me by a group of special education teachers at one of our
web accessibility workshops. There were several in the group from
different schools and all shared this belief.

Response from Working Group:

We have modified SC 2.2.2 and moved it to Level A. The new wording of
SC 2.2.2 can be found at the following URI:


Note that this is being marked as an "at risk" item for Candidate
Recommendation, and we will solicit feedback during implementation on
the impact of this change of level, both from Web page authors and
from users.
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