From:  Chris Mills <cmills@mozilla.com>
Date:  13 Nov 2015 15:51:54 Hong Kong Time
Newsgroup:  news.mozilla.org/mozilla.accessibility
Subject:  

Re: Muting web audio when a screenreader is saying something

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This is a great idea, Yura. Having documented the AudioChannels API, I can see that this would be a great use of it.

Chris Mills
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> On 12 Nov 2015, at 21:13, Yura Zenevich  wrote:
> 
> This would actually be very useful in Firefox OS context. The screen reader is practically unusable when media is playing within one of the apps. We were thinking that we would ideally want our screen reader to have its own audio channel that would always take precedence over other ones, but haven’t had a chance to look into it in more detail yet.
> 
> Yura
> 
> From: David Bolter 
> Reply: David Bolter 
> Date: November 12, 2015 at 4:08:07 PM
> To: Alex ARNAUD 
> CC: accessibility@lists.mozilla.org , Chris Mills 
> Subject:  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 
>> feature. 
>> Cheers, 
>> D 
>> 
>> 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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