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Vass ([personal profile] vass) wrote in [community profile] accessibility_fail2016-12-22 02:29 am


Anyone here with a Wikipedia account and enough spoons for a fight feel like editing the migraine page so it does not include a flashing image that is a migraine trigger?

I'd do it myself but I, um, have a headache and cannot deal with the research and gearing up for a fight in the talk pages that this might entail.

The trigger image is the one of a scintillating scotoma.
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[personal profile] me_and 2016-12-21 03:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Went to do it, and it looks like someone's already done it, or at least hidden the image so it doesn't display by default.
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[personal profile] kaberett 2016-12-21 05:49 pm (UTC)(link)
(I pointed him at you; he is now, several hours later, dealing with me failing to person; he is also Probably One Of Us; I'd have expressed appropriate gratitude. <3)
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[personal profile] me_and 2016-12-22 11:31 am (UTC)(link)
No failure at being a person from my point of view :)
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[personal profile] weofodthignen 2016-12-21 03:54 pm (UTC)(link)
I confirm what me_and says: it's hidden by default. Are you accessing Wikipedia in a manner that automatically unhides it? If so, that problem certainly needs to be pointed out.
Edited 2016-12-21 15:55 (UTC)
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[personal profile] musyc 2016-12-21 05:21 pm (UTC)(link)
I just clicked through on Android tablet and the image is autoshown on mobile. And now I've got flashing afterimages. I don't suffer migraines, so it's got to be much worse for those who do.

[personal profile] jazzyjj 2016-12-23 05:42 pm (UTC)(link)
I briefly checked out Wikipedia once when I was still on the Windows platform, and it was pretty good but needed some improvement as far as screen reader access is concerned. I'm taking my MacBook with me later this afternoon when I leave for Christmas break, so will see how it does with VoiceOver and Chromevox Classic. I don't have seizures or anything like that, but I've heard that those flashing images can be pretty bad for some people. Happy holidays to all, whichever you celebrate.
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[personal profile] weofodthignen 2017-01-10 10:21 pm (UTC)(link)
The creator of the image fixed the problem; it's now a still frame with a clickable arrow linking to the flashing GIF. See discussion on the talk page for the article.
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[personal profile] taxlady 2018-03-24 09:18 pm (UTC)(link)
It's several years later and the flashing stuff seems fixed. But, there is an "Animation of cortical spreading depression" in the Pathophysiology section of the article that is causing me distress. I'm in the postdrome phase of a migraine and don't have the spoons to read through FAQs and figure out the correct way to tell them in the "talk" section. BTW, that was how I found this post, a link in the talk section of the Wikipedia article. If someone would let them know, I would be grateful.