9.2.18: Pause, stop, hide

Where ICT is a web page, it shall satisfy WCAG 2.0 Success Criterion 2.2.2 Pause, Stop, Hide.

WCAG 2.0 success criterion: Pause, Stop, Hide

For moving, blinking, scrolling, or auto-updating information, all of the following are true:

  • Moving, blinking, scrolling: For any moving, blinking or scrolling information that (1) starts automatically, (2) lasts more than five seconds, and (3) is presented in parallel with other content, there is a mechanism for the user to pause, stop, or hide it unless the movement, blinking, or scrolling is part of an activity where it is essential; and
  • Auto-updating: For any auto-updating information that (1) starts automatically and (2) is presented in parallel with other content, there is a mechanism for the user to pause, stop, or hide it or to control the frequency of the update unless the auto-updating is part of an activity where it is essential.

NOTE 1: For requirements related to flickering or flashing content, refer to WCAG 2.0 Guideline 2.3.

NOTE 2: This success criteria is applicable to all content (whether or not there is an alternate accessible version of the content) since any content that does not meet this success criterion can interfere with a user's ability to use the whole page (including a link to the alternate version).

NOTE 3: Content that is updated periodically by software or that is streamed to the user agent is not required to preserve or present information that is generated or received between the initiation of the pause and resuming presentation, as this may not be technically possible, and in many situations could be misleading to do so.

NOTE 4: An animation that occurs as part of a preload phase or similar situation can be considered essential if interaction cannot occur during that phase for all users and if not indicating progress could confuse users or cause them to think that content was frozen or broken.

Testing methods

Type of complianceInspection
Pre-conditions
  1. The ICT is a web page.
Procedure
  1. Check that the web page does not fail WCAG 2.0 Success Criterion 2.2.2 Pause, Stop, Hide.
Result Pass: Check 1 is true
Fail: Check 1 is false

 

Requirement details

Reference number: 9.2.18

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