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Re: Carousel / Slider Visible Pause Button

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From: Pamela Riesmeyer
Date: Jul 30, 2012 8:17AM


Thanks Joe and Bim - that does help a lot. I'll pass these on to him and
I'm sure he will understand. He's a great guy and wants to make sure we're
accessible, not just compliant. Sometimes the struggle between aesthetics
and usability /accessibility just gets a little more difficult.
(hope it's okay to combine these replys ?)

Pam

On Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 8:24 AM, Bim Egan < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Hi Pam
>
> I can think of 3 user-centred arguments for having pause controls
> permanently visible:
> 1. People who read slowler than the speed of the news ticker or who can't
> read moving text at all have no visible clue that a means of pausing
> content
> is made available. If they can cope with moving text on the page it may
> not distract them, but they may not feel that they've been given access to
> news headlines.
> 2. People who suffer from conditions that make reading content impossible
> while there's moving content on the same page may well discover that the
> mouse hover will pause the decorative carousel but as there's no visible
> pause mechanism, they would feel that they have to keep the mouse over the
> images while they read, which would in itself be distracting.
> 3. Keyboard only users who suffer from distraction may just leave the site
> rather than try to locate a pause mechanism that, as far as they know, may
> or may not exist.
>
> HTH,
>
> Bim
>

[Joe Chidzik] Another consideration for your developer would be users of
touch screen devices where the hover event has no meaning. In these cases a
user would rely on a visible pause button to be informed of the pause
functionality, so displaying the pause button on hoverfocus alone, would
not aid users.

Joe


> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Pamela Riesmeyer" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> To: < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> Sent: Monday, July 30, 2012 1:26 PM
> Subject: [WebAIM] Carousel / Slider Visible Pause Button
>
>
> Hello,
> Hoping that I can get some help in making a case for a visible pause button
> on a slide show / carousel widget. I have searched the forum and couldn't
> find exactly what I'm looking for. If this has been answered before please
> forgive me and point me to the posts.
>
> Our developer wants to keep the slide show / carousel on our pages with a
> very slow (6 second) fade and a pause when you hover over the image. He
> also will put a pause control that will become visible via keyboard
> navigation. The same will be true of the forward and backward buttons and
> the buttons to choose a slide to view.
>
> My argument is that we need to make the controls, including the pause
> button, visible at all times, especially for mouse users who may not know
> that hovering will stop the movement. I haven't found any specific
> information to support my case other than intuition/common sense that
> visible is better.
>
> In this case, the slides are decorative, but the same arguments will be
> made for the scrolling news feed and the stronger my case, the better.
> Many thanks for any suggestions you might have.
>
> Pam
>
>
> --
>
> Pamela Riesmeyer
> Web Accessibility Coordinator
> Purdue University Calumet
> 219-989-2731/219-730-2751
> SKYPE: pamela.riesmeyer
> Email: <EMAIL REMOVED>
> Web Site: http://webs.purduecal.edu/webaccessibility
> <http://webs.purduecal.edu/webaccessibility>;
> > > >
> > > >



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Pamela Riesmeyer
Web Accessibility Coordinator
Purdue University Calumet
219-989-2731/219-730-2751
SKYPE: pamela.riesmeyer
Email: <EMAIL REMOVED>
Web Site: http://webs.purduecal.edu/webaccessibility
<http://webs.purduecal.edu/webaccessibility>;