|The label for elements with a widget roles on a page must sufficiently describe its purpose.
- Labels that are sufficiently descriptive make it possible for people to understand the purposes of elements with widget roles on the page.
|WCAG Success Criteria
2.4.6 Headings and Labels (Level AA, Primary Success Criterion)
Elements with widget roles on a page
- In some cases the child text nodes and
alt from descendant image elements will be used as the label for elements with widget roles.
aria-labelledby attribute to reference the id(s) of the elements on the page to label elements with widget roles.
aria-label attribute to provide a explicit label for an element with a widget role.
- Elements with grouping widget roles may not receive keyboard focus, but giving them a label provides users of assistive technologies a more accurate description of the purpose of the widget
- Good labels are both concise and descriptive of the element with widget role purpose.
- If element with widget roles are arranged in groups, make sure labels include grouping information.
- Consider using
aria-describedby to provide references to instructions or error information.
- When there is more than one widget of the same type on a page, they need an label for users to uniquely identify the form control.