Thread Subject: Re: 3-I Pausing
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From: Jared Smith
Date: Wed, Sep 26 2007 8:40 AM
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On 9/26/07, Andi Snow-Weaver < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
> Shall we adopt this updated WCAG provision for 3-I Pausing?
The think new WCAG wording is pretty bad. Without the definition, it
reads as, "Moving information can be paused, unless the *INFORMATION*
is important" and that's exactly the opposite of what we want. The
definition slightly clarifies that the moving can be stopped unless
the moving itself is essential, but it's still very confusing and an
important clarification that belongs in the provision itself.
Also, if it's 'information', doesn't that naturally mean it's
important and shouldn't be hidden? I thought the hiding option would
only be for decorative information.
Moving, blinking, scrolling, or auto-updating information on a Web
page that lasts for more than 3 seconds can be paused by the user
unless the moving, blinking, scrolling, or auto-updating is essential
to the activity. Moving or blinking content that is pure decoration
can be stopped [OR HIDDEN] by the user.
A mechanism must be provided to pause moving, blinking, scrolling, or
auto-updating information that lasts more than 3 seconds unless the
changes are an essential part of the activity. A mechanism must be
provided to stop or hide moving content that is pure decoration.