About

Version: WCAG 2.1+
Number: 2.5.3
Level: A
Applicability:
  • Interactive Content
Requirement:

For user interface components with labels that include text or images of text, the name contains the text that is presented visually.

Guidance:

Purpose

The purpose of this success criterion is to ensure that the text labels that users see for controls are the same as the text announced by assistive technologies so that users do not encounter different names depending on how they access the item (e.g., to avoid problems trying to use speech recognition software to focus on a control).

How to Meet

If a control or component has a visible text label, authors need to ensure that they do not supply different label for assistive technologies (e.g., using the aria-label or aria-labelledby attribute).

Additional Information

The knowledge base does not currently cover the creation of accessible input modalities. Refer to the WCAG guidance documents for additional information.