On Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 02:19 PM, Joseph Lee wrote:
Attitudes matter because how users and developers understand accessibility and needs of customers will shape how accessible the end product will be. Technologies matter because without means of delivering on that attitudes, attempts at convincing the public and developers won’t be that strong. Thus, to me, lack of shutdown sounds is a small thing compared to attitudes of some developers who think it is okay to just design beautiful interfaces without giving thoughts to accessibility, and screen reader vendors are not exempt from this.Amen!! There really are important battles to be fought and won. The presence or absence of a shutdown sound is definitely not one of them. It's very nice to have, and I've made a major effort to find a way to provide one, but in the end it is a triviality for the very reason you state. People were used to it, but that doesn't make it essential. There are plenty of ways, most of which have now been mentioned repeatedly, to double check that a computer is powered down sans any system sound to indicate it's at least trying to get there.
Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134
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