Scrolling marquee element Accessibility Checkpoint


Scrolling marquee text is very hard to read for low vision users.


Replace the marquee element with a static element like span. This allows low vision users time to read the text.

Applicable standards

Note: Section 508 Refresh (2017) checkpoints are equivalent to WCAG 2.0 level A and level AA checkpoints.

Change history

  • 5.36 Jan 2020 Changed rule ID from AccWcag1-7.1.1 to AccHtmlMarquee.
  • 5.3 Sep 2013 Fixed false negative.
  • 5.2 May 2013 Reports which browsers are affected by this issue.
  • 3.5 Dec 2009 Corrected priority.
  • 3.0 Dec 2008 Now triggers WCAG2 issue.
  • 2.0 Dec 2007 Now triggers Section 508 issue.
  • 1.0 Feb 2007 Added.

This page describes a web site issue detected in HTML documents by SortSite Desktop and OnDemand Suite.

Rule ID: AccHtmlMarquee