Should there be a warning preceding bright flashing lights?

Sorry if this is in the wrong category, I have no clue where to post it!

Does anyone add a warning before certain episodes that contain bright flashing lights (i.e. quick transitions)?

I don’t want to trigger anyone who may have a degree of photosensitive epilepsy, but I don’t know if quick transitions would be enough to trigger any sort of reaction.

[quick transitions would look like this:
@transition fade out white in .2
@transition fade out white in .2
@transition fade out white in .2]

If anyone knows anything about this, please let me know!

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I’ve seen some authors do this, I’d definitely do it for those that are affected by it. Particularly those that suffer from photosensitive epilepsy.

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It’s better to add a warning or a skip option for flashing lights so the readers who have epilepsy aren’t affected by the fast transitions. I added a skip option in my current story too. :slightly_smiling_face:

Always put a warning and if possible add a skip option, I am currently making my story more accessible one of the things I do is this
(You could use gains if you prefer) I use characters so it can be turned on/off throughout the story. I ask the question right at the start of the episode.

Narrator
This scene contains flashing images would you like to turn them off?

choice
“Turn off” {
@FLASH =0
}
“Turn on” {
@FLASH =1
}

INT.Background…

(Insert scene)

if (FLASH =1) {
@transition fade out white in .2
@transition fade out white in .2
@transition fade out white in .2
@speechbubble reset
}

continue scene

For some reason using sounds/transactions in if/else doesn’t work but adding “@speechbubble reset” allow the if/else statement to work. However if you do need to have the speech bubble at a certain place, replace the “@speechbubble rest” to what ever placement the speechbubble needs.

Alternatively you can have to separate scenes one with flash and one without.

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