Pause a GIF with HTML details/summary — the accessible way.

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There's a handful of clever ways to pause & play a GIF — using a JavaScript library or using a pure CSS solution. Here's another that's accessible using the details/summary elements.

Check of this cool trick by Steve Faulkner that allows you to pause a GIF using the HTML <details>/<summary> element. Its a quick and dirty way to pass WCAG Success Criterion 2.2.2 Pause, Stop, Hide.

The trick behind the treat is a non-animated JPG that covers the GIF, effectively “pausing” it.

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