Rule MEDIA-5
Audio objects and video objects with audio must not automatically play sound when the page is loaded.

Description

Best Practice Type: Manual Check

  • Sounds less than 3 seconds in total duration are exempt from this rule

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Associated Accessibility Guidelines and Standards

Guideline or
Standard
Requirement Priority Test
Type
IITAA 6.2 Do not automatically play audio. Required Violation
Section 508 1194.22 (a) A text equivalent for every non-text element shall be provided (e.g., via "alt", "longdesc", or in element content). Required Violation
WCAG 1.0 1.1 Provide a text equivalent for every non-text element (e.g., via "alt", "longdesc", or in element content). This includes: images, graphical representations of text (including symbols), image map regions, animations (e.g., animated GIFs), applets and programmatic objects, ascii art, frames, scripts, images used as list bullets, spacers, graphical buttons, sounds (played with or without user interaction), stand-alone audio files, audio tracks of video, and video. Required Violation
WCAG 2.0 1.2.1 Audio-only and Video-only (Prerecorded) Required Violation

Examples

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