Audio and Video
Multimedia on University Web sites should be used primarily as a content element, not as a navigation or design element.
Examples of multimedia as content include:
- Sound files for instructional purposes
- Interactive training sites
- Instructional video
Examples of multimedia as design include:
- Introductory Flash presentations on Web sites
- Background music embedded in a page
If you choose to use multimedia that runs automatically, there must be a clearly marked way for site visitors to turn off the application. For example, a Flash video that introduces your Web site should have a clearly marked “skip intro” button that allows visitors to bypass the intro.