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Accessibility Checkpoint WCAG 2 2.4.6


Form field labels should be unique on a page, or enclosed in a FIELDSET with a LEGEND that makes the label unique.


When a form contains items with the same label, screen reader users find it difficult to tell them apart. Adding a fieldset with a legend differentiates the controls, because the legend text is announced along with the label text. For example: <legend> Gift wrapped: </legend> <label> Yes </label> <label> No </label>
<legend> Express delivery: </legend> <label> Yes </label> <label> No </label>

Applicable Standards

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

Change history

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

Rule ID: AccHtmlFormControlDuplicateLabel