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From: Swift, Daniel P.
Date: Oct 5, 2017 8:45AM


Can someone provide some clarification on loaders/spinners in regards to accessibility? We are using something like this when we lazy-load content:
http://thinkfuture.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/loading_spinner.gif

In theory, the image should've be visible for longer than 5 seconds ... but it is possible if there is a slow connection. Should we remove the 'loading/spinner' image after 5 seconds or substitute it with a static image of a spinner or are loaders/spinners exempt?

Thanks!

Dan Swift
Senior Web Specialist
Enterprise Services
West Chester University
610.738.0589