Marquee element should not be used

Compliance Data & User Impact

User Impact: Major

60% Complete

Disabilities Affected:

  • blindness
  • deafblindness

WCAG Version:
2

WCAG Levels:

  • A

WCAG Guidelines:

Solution Techniques:

Automated Test Accuracy:
High

uTester Severity:
2

DRRSAG Designations:

  • general

How to Fix the Problem

Do not use the marquee element to create scrolling text.

The Algorithm, in Simple Terms

Engine scans for a marquee element

Why Is it Important?

The marquee element has never been a part of any W3C HTML specification, but is supported by many browsers and can be used to create a scrolling text effect. Scrolling text should be not be used due to accessibility issues with people with visual impairments.

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