Use of <blink> element

Compliance Data & User Impact

User Impact: Major

60% Complete

Disabilities Affected:

  • blindness
  • deafblindness
  • learning disabilities

WCAG Version:
2

WCAG Levels:

  • A

WCAG Guidelines:

Solution Techniques:

Automated Test Accuracy:
High

uTester Severity:
3

DRRSAG Designations:

  • general

How to Fix the Problem

Do not use the <blink> element.

The Algorithm, in Simple Terms

Engine scans for the CSS property, text-decoration:blink .

Why Is it Important?

Providing content that stops blinking after five seconds or providing a mechanism for the user to stop the blinking content allows people with certain disabilities to interact with the web page.

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