Document title missing Accessibility Checkpoint


Document must have a title.


For HTML pages add a title element. For Office documents and PDF documents produced from Office, fill in the Title in Document Properties before saving as PDF.

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 Changed rule ID from AccWcag1-13.2.1 to AccPageNoTitle.
  • 5.22 Jul 2016 Fixed false negative.
  • 4.0 Jun 2010 Look in RDF metadata for PDF title as well as legacy DocInfo section.
  • 4.0 Jun 2010 Check for titles in PDFs and Office documents.
  • 3.5 Dec 2009 Don’t warn about missing title if document corrupt.
  • 3.3 Jun 2009 Now triggers WCAG 2 2.4.2.
  • 1.0 Feb 2007 Added.

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

Rule ID: AccPageNoTitle