fieldset with no form elements Accessibility Checkpoint


A fieldset element has been used to give a border to text.


Do not use structural elements for visual formatting since blind users depend on these elements to navigate documents.

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.
  • 5.36 Jan 2020 Fixed false positive.
  • 5.32 Feb 2019 Fixed false positive.
  • 5.5 May 2014 Updated to April 2014 version of Techniques for WCAG 2.0.
  • 4.7 Jun 2012 Now triggers Section 508 1194.22 (n).
  • 3.0 Dec 2008 Added.

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

Rule ID: AccWcag2-F43-4