<video> avoids automatically playing audio
This rule tests conformance of the following accessibility requirements:
This rule checks that audio or video that plays automatically does not have audio that lasts for more than 3 seconds or has an audio control mechanism to stop or mute it.
autoplayattribute with a value of
mutedattribute with a value of
pausedattribute with a value of
- a media resource with a duration of more than 3 seconds that contains audio.
- For each test target, the outcome of at least one of the following rules is passed:
<video>that plays automatically has no audio that lasts more than 3 seconds
<video>that plays automatically has a control mechanism
This rule makes no assumptions.
audio controls in several browser and assistive technology combinations are not keyboard accessible and the
<audio> element itself may not be announced. Authors are recommended to use custom controls for keyboard navigation and cross browser accessibility support in general.
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