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Re: Proposal for: Animation from Interactions

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:17:09 -0600
Message-ID: <CAOavpvdv199mb4c9JCXiGR5DBv6yzSeApDPHefy075fsHxie5w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>
Cc: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>, Greg Lowney <gcl-0039@access-research.org>, "W3c-Wai-Gl-Request@W3. Org" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Kindest Regards,

On Jan 16, 2018 4:16 PM, "Alastair Campbell" <acampbell@nomensa.com> wrote:

> Hi everyone, and especially Patrick and Greg,
> The key thing to resolve for this one is whether it applies only to motion
> based animation, or more widely.
> Just before Christmas, the SC was widened to include more, this was
> (AFAICT) mostly from Greg, and triggered from a word in the understanding
> doc [2], "distraction". The history of the file is all there [3], I think
> it's an unfortunate impression as it's one mention in a short doc.
> For me, the balance is that whilst there might be some benefit to widening
> the SC, it also removes all animation (from interactions), rather than the
> ones we know can impact people. (I'm sure some animations don't bother
> people with cognitive issues, but the point would be that we don't know
> where that line is.)
> Therefore I propose to accept the changes from issue 697, so the updated
> text would refer to 'motion animations':
> "Motion animation triggered by user interaction can be disabled, unless
> the animation is essential to the functionality or the information being
> conveyed."
> Which are defined as:
> "Motion animation: addition of steps between states to create the illusion
> of movement and/or to give a sense of movement.
> For example, an element which moves into place or changes size while
> appearing is considered to be animated. An element which appears instantly
> in one frame is not using animation. Motion animation does not include
> changes of color, blurring or opacity.”
> Hopefully that can be agreed asap? Seems a shame to loose for this reason.
> -Alastair
> 1] https://www.w3.org/2017/12/21-ag-minutes.html#item05
> 2] https://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG21/Understanding/21/animation-
> from-interactions.html
> 3] https://github.com/w3c/wcag21/commits/animation-from-
> interactions/understanding/21/animation-from-interactions.html
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