Re: NVDA announcing teams alerts

Martin J. Dürst <duerst@...>

On 2022-01-22 12:24, Gene via wrote:
There is no reason to believe sighted people get tired of seeing it. They can ignore the display if they want.  Sight is not necessarily analogous to sound.  A stock ticker on a web page, if a screen-=-reader constantly speaks the updates would be so distracting and interfere so much with listening to other content that the page couldn't be used.  A sighted person can simply not look at the ticker.
That's true to a very large extent. But sighted people are quite sensitive to visual movement. So if the stock ticker is mostly not changing, there's not much distraction. But if it's changing all the time, and especially if it's changing strongly or in unexpected ways, then it can be really quite distracting.

Regards, Martin.

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