Allowing the content to be paused and restarted from where it was paused

Important Information about Techniques

See Understanding Techniques for WCAG Success Criteria for important information about the usage of these informative techniques and how they relate to the normative WCAG 2.1 success criteria. The Applicability section explains the scope of the technique, and the presence of techniques for a specific technology does not imply that the technology can be used in all situations to create content that meets WCAG 2.1.

Applicability

Any technology that includes moving or scrolling content.

This technique relates to:

Description

The objective of this technique is to provide a way to pause movement or scrolling of content. If the user needs to pause the movement, to reduce distraction or to have time to read it, they can do so, and then restart it as needed. This mechanism can be provided either through interactive controls that conform to WCAG or through keyboard shortcuts. If keyboard shortcuts are used, they are documented.

Examples

Tests

Procedure

On a page with moving or scrolling content,

  1. Use the mechanism provided in the Web page or by the user agent to pause the moving or scrolling content.
  2. Check that the moving or scrolling has stopped and does not restart by itself.
  3. Use the mechanism provided to restart the moving content.
  4. Check that the movement or scrolling has resumed from the point where it was stopped.

Expected Results

  • #2 and #4 are true.