frame must have accessible name

Definition frame element must have an accessible name to support screen reader navigation.
Purpose
  • Screen readers provide a means to navigate web page content using frame elements.
  • The accessible name of the frame element (the title attribute value) must describe the contents of the frame.
  • The accessible name helps users decide whether they want to navigate to a frame.
Required Yes for HTML4 Legacy Techniques ruleset mapping
WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria

2.4.1 Bypass Blocks (Level A, Primary Success Criterion)

Rule Category Styling/Content
Scope Element
Target Resources frame elements
  • frame
Techniques
  • Use the title attribute to provide an accessible name for a frame element.
  • Accessible names should be short and describe the contents of the frame element to help users to decide whether to navigate to a frame.
  • For frames with no visible content, explicitly identify the frame as having no information for the user (e.g. title="No content").
Manual Checks
  • View the accessible names of the frames in the document to verify that they help users identify the contents of each frame.
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