Re: New panel logout/shutdown alert - a mini ui review

On 11 Feb, 2006, at 2:32 AM, Bill Haneman wrote:

On Fri, 2006-02-10 at 12:54, Calum Benson wrote:
Just to play devil's advocate, does something as long as 2 minutes (I
forget if that's how long it is in GNOME, but it is in OS X) really
count as a "timeout" in the conventional sense?
I accept your logic from a commonsense approach; my hunch is that any
timeout longer than 1 minute is probably not a major accessibility
problem (though I may be missing some important user scenario here).
HOWEVER, the legal requirements for accessibility, at least in the US,
don't make that distinction, and thus any distro that wanted to meet
accessibility regulations would probably be obliged to patch the feature out.

Section 508's requirements for "Software applications and operating systems" don't mention timeouts or anything like them.

Is there some other legal requirement you are referring to?

Matthew Paul Thomas

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