label is blank Accessibility Checkpoint


The label element is blank.


Add text to the label describing the associated control.

Applicable standards

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

Change history

  • 6.47 Dec 2022 Improved detection.
  • 5.27 Oct 2017 Fixed false positive and changed rule id. Changed rule ID from AccWcag1-12.4.2 to AccHtmlLabelBlank.
  • 5.3 Sep 2013 Fixed false negative.
  • 3.5 Dec 2009 Don’t fire when label is empty but has title attribute.
  • 3.0 Dec 2008 Now triggers WCAG2 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: AccHtmlLabelBlank