Generic radio button labels need a fieldset Accessibility Checkpoint


Radio buttons with very generic labels need to be enclosed in a fieldset with a legend explaining the label.


Legend text is announced along with the label text for radio buttons inside a fieldset, which makes it easier for a screen reader user to understand what the radio button does. For example: <legend> Fries with your burger: </legend> <label> Yes </label> <label> No </label>

Applicable standards

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

Change history

  • 5.37 May 2020 Improved detection.
  • 5.4 Feb 2014 Added.

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

Rule ID: AccWcag2-2.4.6-2