Today’s short accessibility lesson

56 Super Bowl Rings, 56 Stories is a good article that is also made inaccessible due to its animation.

(Obviously, content warnings for animation.)

If you’re prone to vertigo or migraines, the giant hero image full of spinning things could cause headaches or vomiting, and further down every ring spins, which can bother both the people already named and people with ADHD who may be constantly distracted by the spinning rings.

Making it accessible would have been as easy as adding a “shut off animation” switch in the top right corner of the hero image, but sigh.

WCAG 2.3.3 Animation from Interactions might be a AAA guideline, but when the consequence of not offering it is your users get a migraine, can’t concentrate, or puke on their shoes, you really should implement it.

This is why we can’t have nice things, ESPN.

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