ACT-G1-R3: Media auto-play: pausing
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This conformance rule relates to:
- Success Criterion 1.4.2 (Audio Control)
Automatically playing audio and video must be paused or stopped within the first 3 seconds, unless it passes another ACT-G3 rule.
- G60: Playing a sound that turns off automatically within three seconds
- G170: Providing a control near the beginning of the Web page that turns off sounds that play automatically
- G171: Playing sounds only on user request
- F23: Failure of 1.4.2 due to playing a sound longer than 3 seconds where there is no mechanism to turn it off
- F93: Failure of Success Criterion 1.4.2 for absence of a way to pause or stop an HTML5 media element that autoplays
- This rule states that the links or buttons for the mechanism to control the sound is one of the first five links or buttons on the web page. This is more specific then the WCAG documentation.
ACT-R3 Rule group
This rule is part of a group, consisting of:
Applicable elements should pass at least one of these rules.
audio element(s) with the
autoplay attribute, as well as any
object element(s) that is used for automatically playing video or audio when the web page loads.
The applicable item is paused or stopped within 3 seconds after it begins playing.
Changes since the previous version
- Rule ACT-R3 is broken up into a rule group ACT-G1
This ACT rule was created by Frank Berker and Wilco Fiers.
To validate the implementation of this rule, all test cases for ACT-G1-R3 must be passed.