From:  Jim Allan <jimallan@tsbvi.edu>
Date:  11 Nov 2015 03:07:37 Hong Kong Time
Newsgroup:  news.mozilla.org/mozilla.accessibility
Subject:  

Re: Muting web audio when a screenreader is saying something

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It would be really useful. trying to find the object/element that is making
the noise is not always quick, and then you have to find the control to
mute (if it is labeled and functions from the keyboard).

Jim

On Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 12:08 PM, David Bolter  wrote:

> It makes a lot of sense to me. I'm not aware of what event we might use...
> anyone else?
>
> I wonder if a user gesture to mute/unmute all web content (or all
> non-screen reader audio) would be useful.
>
> Cheers,
> D
>
> On Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 11:52 AM, Chris Mills  wrote:
>
> > I was having an interesting conversation with Henny Swan from The
> Paciello
> > Group last week - she was saying that a very common complaint from
> > screenreader users that she hears is web-based audio drowning out
> > screenreader output when users navigate to a web page that features audio
> > or video tags, etc. Especially ones set to autoplay.
> >
> > I was wondering if it would be possible to write an addon that mutes (or
> > at least reduces the volume of) audio coming from a webpage when a
> > screenreader is saying something. Is there any kind of custom event we
> can
> > use for this? I am guessing the answer might be no, as screenreaders tend
> > to work on the OS level rather than the browser level, but I might be
> > surprised.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Chris Mills
> >  Senior tech writer || Mozilla
> > developer.mozilla.org || MDN
> >  cmills@mozilla.com || @chrisdavidmills
> >
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