Labels or instructions are provided when content requires user input.
The purpose of this success criterion is to ensure that all form inputs are labelled or have instructions that allow users to understand what information is expected or is being set.
How to Meet
Authors should ensure that all form input fields are clearly labelled so the information the
user needs to input or select from can be understood (e.g., using the
For example, a date field should not provide three unlabelled selection boxes for the date, month, and year, as it requires users to inspect the values of each to determine which field is which.
Labelling also applies to items like checkboxes and radio buttons. The labels for these should clearly indicate what option the user is selecting.
If the input is restricted (for example, it must match a specific pattern or be within a set range), authors also need to provide clear instructions to users about these expectations.
The following knowledge base pages provide more information about how to address this success criterion for publishing content: