Is auto play video AA compliant?

Question

Is auto play video AA compliant?

Answer

If information presented in parallel with other content starts moving automatically and moves for more than five seconds, controls must be provided for a user to pause, stop, or hide the movement unless essential to the activity, in order to be compliant. This is defined in the WCAG 2.0 Level A success criterion 2.2.2: Pause, Stop, Hide. One motivating factor behind this rule is that moving content can be distracting for some people.