Thread Subject: Re: Group B: 21(h) animations
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From: Gani, Dewi
Date: Fri, Nov 17 2006 6:40 AM
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"A standard progress indicator in software may be a "control", but Web
pages use animations to show that progress is being made. As an example,
when you do a fare or flight search on United.com, the Web page displays
an animation while matching flights are located. The animation depicts
boxes and an airplane taking off.
Note - I haven't checked United.com's accessibility, so apologize in
advance if it's atrocious!"
If this is the case, then you are talking about the indeterminate
progress indicator. I think we have to spell out clearly which progress
indicator is referred in this case since the determinate progress
indicator is a control, not an animation.
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Subject: Re: [teitac-websoftware] Group B: 21(h) animations
"I am not sure that I can agree with this. I would want to know the
progress that is being made. If the page/database search or whatever is
taking an inordinate amount of time to load, I would want to know that
after 3 minutes only 30% has been loaded. I would then be able to
determine if I wanted to stop this action, go back or do a refresh."
The progress indicator is not an animation. This is a control. If you
want the screen reader to read this out to you, you need to set the
right focus to this control. Why is this considered as animation?