Additional video content considerations
In addition to providing text alternatives for videos, your video content should:
- Avoid having strobing, flashing or flickering lights as these can trigger an epileptic seizure. If you feel there is a triggering light in your video, place a warning in the video itself or directly above it in bold text that the video may contain flashing lights.
- Not play automatically when the webpage loads. This does not allow a person with epilepsy the ability to see and heed a flashing lights warning. Also, the audio can confuse or frustrate any site visitor, and will interfere with assistive technology such as a screen reader.
- Be uploaded to YouTube, then embedded on your site. Embedded YouTube videos will stream more reliably than if you were to upload a video directly to your web page.