Version: WCAG 2.1 and up
Number: 2.5.4
Level: A
  • Interactive Content

Functionality that can be operated by device motion or user motion can also be operated by user interface components and responding to the motion can be disabled to prevent accidental actuation, except when:

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Supported Interface

The motion is used to operate functionality through an accessibility supported interface;


The motion is essential for the function and doing so would invalidate the activity.



The purpose of this success criterion is to ensure that users can perform actions based on the movement of a device using more conventional controls, as not all users can physically manipulate their devices.

How to Meet

If a publication contains games or activities that are operated by the user tilting, shaking, or similarly physically manipulating their device, the same functionality is available using conventional user controls such as buttons, sliders, etc.

Additional Information

The knowledge base does not currently cover the creation of accessible input modalities. Refer to the WCAG guidance documents for additional information.