Do not autoplay

Let people choose if they’re subjected to video content.

Autoplay can be very disruptive or hurt people

  • For people using a screen reader, it unexpectedly interferes with their ability to hear/control their machine
  • For people with cognitive differences, it can make it impossible to focus

Is it ever okay?

Annotations for audio

  • It’s likely your developers will use an existing platform to deliver audio content
  • Review the platform for accessibility with your developers
  • If the design calls for a custom audio player, mirror annotations to follow conventions of existing platforms