Language change without
Phrases in a different language should be in a
div with a
Non-English phrases in English text, or English phrases in non-English text, will be mispronounced by a screen reader unless they are identified with a
Note: Section 508 Refresh (2017) checkpoints are equivalent to WCAG 2.0 level AA checkpoints.
- 6.40 Jan 2021 Improved language detection.
- 5.37 May 2020 Improved detection.
- 5.35 Oct 2019 Fixed false positive. Changed rule ID from AccWcag1-4.1.1 to AccPhraseLangMissing.
- 5.9 Jun 2015 Improved language detection.
- 4.0 Jun 2010 Use Content-Language header and meta tag if document has no lang attribute.
- 3.5 Dec 2009 Don't fire on French/Spanish/Dutch/German proper names commonly seen in English text (e.g. Las Vegas).
- 3.3 Jun 2009 Improved language detection.
- 3.0 Dec 2008 Now triggers WCAG2 issue.
- 1.0 Feb 2007 Added.
This page describes a web site issue detected by SortSite Desktop and OnDemand Suite.
Rule ID: AccPhraseLangMissing