Accessible Animated GIF Alternatives

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In my previous article, I explored a few different alternatives to the animated GIF with regard to performance, compatibility and feature parity. I found many promising formats, but one big potential hiccup: The two strongest contenders required separate HTML elements, img for AVIF or video for WebM. This raises a new question: Which HTML element is more accessible for the display of GIF-like animated clips?

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