Autoplay video longer than 5 seconds Accessibility Checkpoint


A video plays longer than 5 seconds, without a way to pause it.


Remove the autoplay attribute, or add a controls attribute to the video, or use a pause control with an aria-controls attribute referencing the video.

Applicable standards

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

Change history

  • 6.44 Mar 2022 Improved detection.
  • 5.37 May 2020 Improved detection.
  • 5.36 Jan 2020 Changed rule ID from AccWcag1-7.3.3 to AccHtmlVideoAutoplay.
  • 5.24 Dec 2016 Added.

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

Rule ID: AccHtmlVideoAutoplay