Provide controls to pause all media

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Provide a global pause function on media elements. If the device has a keyboard, make sure the space key can pause playback. Make sure your site doesn’t interfere with the space key's ability to scroll the page/view when not focusing on a form control.

Use a media player that allows for media to be paused with the the Space key

Most video player services like Vimeo and YouTube include this functionality. Custom libraries, like Able Player or Plyr.io,  typically allow for even better functionality.

Useful resources:

WCAG reference:

2.1.1 Keyboard

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