Element is suspected to miss stop functionality

Compliance Data & User Impact

User Impact: Critical

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Disabilities Affected:

  • blindness
  • deafblindness
  • epilepsy
  • learning disabilities

WCAG Version:

WCAG Levels:

  • A

WCAG Guidelines:

Solution Techniques:

Automated Test Accuracy:

Check1st Severity:

DRRSAG Designations:

  • general

How to Fix the Problem

If this element plays automatically, make sure that there is the ability to pause, stop or mute the audio and the display.

The Algorithm, in Simple Terms

Engine scans for the stop and the pause ability in players. Elements of type <object>, <applet>, <bgsound>, <embed> are automatically suspect to have a such a violation.

Why Is it Important?

Screen reader users should be able to hear the screen reader without other sounds playing. This is especially important for those who are hard of hearing and for those whose screen readers use the system volume.

This also benefits people who have difficulty focusing on visual content (including text) when audio is playing.

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