Flashing of certain colors, at certain frequencies, may trigger seizures in some people with photosensitive epilepsy. To be safe, our products should allow the user to turn off all dangerous flashing objects.
Discussion by Disabilities
For about 3% of people with epilepsy, exposure to flashing lights at certain intensities or to certain visual patterns can trigger seizures. This condition is known as photosensitive epilepsy. In order to avoid this effect, solutions should be able to turn off all dangerous flashing objects.
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Related Research and Papers
- Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures in patients with learning disability: comparison with patients with no learning disability-Duncan R, Oto M
- Photic‐ and Pattern‐induced Seizures: A Review for the Epilepsy Foundation of America Working Group- Robert S Fisher, Graham Harding et al.
- Barriers to employment as experienced by disabled people: a qualitative analysis in Calgary and Regina, Canada-Michael Shier, John R Graham, Marion E Jones
- Four Types of Disabilities: Their Impact on Online Learning- Kevin L Crow
- Photosensitivity and Seizures- Epilepsy Foundation
- Advice and Information on Epilepsy