ARIA button is blank Accessibility Checkpoint


ARIA role=button element is empty and has no accessible name.


A name allows screen readers to voice what the control does. To add a name do one of the following:

  • Add text between the element start and end tags
  • Add an aria-label attribute
  • Add an aria-labelledby attribute
  • Add an img alt attribute if the button contains an img element

Applicable standards

Note: Section 508 Refresh (2017) checkpoints are equivalent to WCAG 2.0 level A and level AA checkpoints.

Change history

  • 5.36 Jan 2020 Added.

This page describes a web site issue detected in HTML documents by SortSite Desktop and OnDemand Suite.

Rule ID: AccAriaButtonBlank