HTML button has no accessible name Accessibility Checkpoint


This button element is empty and has no accessible name.


A programmatically determined name allows screen readers to tell users what the control does. To add a name do one of the following:

  • Add text between the button start and end tags
  • Add a title attribute
  • 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 Aligned with ACT Rules.
  • 5.27 Oct 2017 Changed rule ID from AccWcag2-F68-5 to AccHtmlButtonBlank.
  • 5.26 Jul 2017 Added.

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

Rule ID: AccHtmlButtonBlank