Can Applet flickering elicit epileptic attacks?

Sieu Ngu s.ngu at cs.ucl.ac.uk
Mon Mar 17 05:31:57 EST 1997


> AAARRGG! People should be responsible for themselves. People with
> photo-epilepsy should know that they should be careful of computers, just
> like someone with poor eyes should be careful of cars.
> 
> Are we, as developers, supposed to think of EVERYTHING. Say someone has
> mouse-click-three-times-ophobia. They get to our site, it tells them to
> triple click, and they have to go to psycho-therapy for the next three
> years. Are WE supposed to be responsible for that? Should WE be paying them
> for their therapy? I think not.
> 
> I'm NOT trying to put anyone down. I can't stress this enough. Its just
> that you can't make developers responsible for ALL eventualities.
> 

  Not just developers, but manufacturers and McDonald restaurants as
well can't be expected to be responsible for all eventualities.

  But that's American law for you....


s.ngu




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