Additional video content considerations

In addition to providing text alternatives for videos, your video content should:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.