Replace marquee elements

Rule ID HTML 2
Definition marquee elements must be removed to improve readability of content.
  • Automatically moving text cannot be read by many people with visual impairments or by people with learning disabilities that affect reading.
Required Yes for HTML4 Legacy Techniques ruleset mapping
WCAG Success Criteria

2.3.1 Three Flashes or Below Threshold (Level A, Primary Success Criterion)

Rule Category Styling/Content
Scope Element
Target Resources marquee element
  • marquee
  • Replace the marquee element with a standard HTML element and use CSS techniques to style the content.
  • By default, when the page loads, the marquee should be paused.
  • Use Javascript to provide buttons that start and stop the scrolling of content in the marquee.
  • Provide a means to see all of the content in the marquee at one time.
Manual Checks
  • Verify that when the page loads, the content is not scrolling.
  • Verify that there are start and pause buttons that start and stop the scrolling of content.
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