Frame title must describe function Accessibility Checkpoint


frame title must describe function rather than visual relationship to make sense in a screen reader.


Change the title to a description of the frame function. For example, use titles like ‘Navigation’ and ‘Content’ rather than ‘Left’ and ‘Right’.

Applicable standards

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

Change history

  • 5.38 Jul 2020 Changed rule ID from AccWcag1-12.1.3 to AccHtmlFrameTitleNotDescriptive.
  • 4.4 Aug 2011 Now triggers WCAG 2 F14.
  • 2.0 Dec 2007 Now triggers Section 508 issue.
  • 1.0 Feb 2007 Added.

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

Rule ID: AccHtmlFrameTitleNotDescriptive