Visual label not in accessible name Accessibility Checkpoint


The visual label must appear in the accessible name of links and controls.


People who use speech control rely on being able to select elements using the visual label displayed on screen. If this isn’t part of the accessible name, they can’t select elements by name.

Applicable standards

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

Change history

  • 6.48 Mar 2023 Improved detection.
  • 6.41 Jul 2021 Improved detection.
  • 5.39 Nov 2020 Fixed false positive.
  • 5.37 May 2020 Added.

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

Rule ID: AccHtmlControlLabelInAccName