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Version: WCAG 2.0+
Number: 2.2.2
Level: A
Applicability:
  • Dynamic Content
  • Images
  • Interactive Content
Requirement:

For moving, blinking, scrolling, or auto-updating information, all of the following are true:

Moving, blinking, scrolling

For any moving, blinking or scrolling information that (1) starts automatically, (2) lasts more than five seconds, and (3) is presented in parallel with other content, there is a mechanism for the user to pause, stop, or hide it unless the movement, blinking, or scrolling is part of an activity where it is essential; and

Auto-updating

For any auto-updating information that (1) starts automatically and (2) is presented in parallel with other content, there is a mechanism for the user to pause, stop, or hide it or to control the frequency of the update unless the auto-updating is part of an activity where it is essential.

Guidance:

Purpose

The purpose of this success criterion is to ensure that users are not distracted by content while reading while trying to read a digital publication.

How to Meet

Although not as common in digital publications, authors need to ensure that user can stop, pause, or hide any content that starts automatically and flashes, blinks, scrolls, or auto-updates.

Examples of such content in digital publications could include a video or animation that is automatically initiated when a new document loads or an animated graphic used to identify a type of sidebar.

Additional Information

The knowledge base does not currently include additional information on pausing distracting content due to the general lack of implementation in publishing formats. Refer to the WCAG guidance documents for additional information.