Animated image longer than 5 seconds Accessibility Checkpoint


Avoid animated images over 5 seconds long that can’t be paused or stopped.


Replace the image with a static version, or an animated version that runs for less than 5 seconds and doesn’t loop.

Applicable standards

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

Change history

  • 5.37 May 2020 Improved detection. Changed rule ID from AccWcag1-7.3.1 to AccImgLongAnimation.
  • 5.26 Jul 2017 Fixed false positive.
  • 5.9 Jun 2015 Handle non-standard image tag.
  • 4.3 Apr 2011 Don’t fire for progress bar images.
  • 3.0 Dec 2008 Now only fires on animated GIFs that play for more than 5 seconds and triggers WCAG2 F7.
  • 1.0 Feb 2007 Added.

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

Rule ID: AccImgLongAnimation