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Why does an auto-playing video require a pause mechanism?

We often use background videos (looped, no sound) in the hero with i.e. the headline on it. It's a great eyecatcher and the users like it a lot. The WCAG guideline says that this should not be allowed if the video does not stop after...

  • autoplay
  • video

In web accessibility, which text is part of the visible label?

I’ve built form fields that are part of a sentence — I basically want the user to fill in the blanks. However, that also means there is a lot of text near the form fields. Which text counts as the visible label?

  • form fields
  • forms
  • visible labels

What are the hover state contrast requirements for drop down lists?

I have a dropdown list with black text in a form. Does the background bar on the hover states as you hover over each selection option require a 3.1 contrast ratio against the white container background, or can I use a light gray background bar...

  • color contrast
  • drop down
  • focus state
  • hover state