From:  David Bolter <>
Date:  13 Nov 2015 05:07:40 Hong Kong Time

Re: Muting web audio when a screenreader is saying something


I had the same thought and am waiting to hear back from the author of that

On Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 3:25 PM, Alex ARNAUD  wrote:

> On 10/11/2015 17:52, Chris Mills wrote:
>> 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.
> In the new Firefox 42, it's possible with the mouse to stop sound from a
> tab. Can you use the idea from there to implement some kind sound reduction
> ?
> Best regards.
> --
> Alex
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