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Provide ability to extend or remove time limits on reading

This feature would allow users to extend or remove time limits on reading pages. There are numerous places where this would be helpful, including text in animated images and forms that must be read and submitted in a certain amount of time.

Discussion by Disabilities (Benefits & Preferred Behaviors)

Blindness

People using screenreaders may take longer to read a page, and could benefit from the ability to extend the time allowed to read content.

Low Vision

People using screenreaders may take longer to read a page, and could benefit from the ability to extend the time allowed to read content.

Cognitive, Language, Learning Disabilities & Low Literacy

People with cognitive, language or learning disabilities may find it easier to understand the multimedia content if they can watch it in small pieces.

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WCAG 2.0 Techniques: Allowing the user to extend the default time limit

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