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.
  • HTML4 Legacy Techniques (Required)
  • HTML5 and ARIA Techniques (Required)
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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