Version: WCAG 2.0 and up
Number: 2.4.6
Level: AA
  • Controls
  • Headings
  • Inputs

Headings and labels describe topic or purpose.



The purpose of this success criterion is to help users understand the structure of a publication as well as the purpose of any controls, inputs, and similar

How to Meet

Authors are encouraged to meet this success criterion for the headings in digital publications, but as chapter and section titles often cannot be changed it is not essential to meet.

Given that the chapter headings of many creative works are intentionally obscure, authors should consider alternative means of at least clarifying location for users, such as always including a chapter number.

Authors do, however, need to ensure that forms inputs, controls and other interactive elements have meaningful labels.

Additional Information

The following knowledge base pages provide more information about how to address this success criterion for publishing content: