Quick Tip: Label in Name

The “label” text that visually identifies a component should typically be the same as the “name” text read by a screen reader. WCAG requires that the visible text for link, button, and the form input labels must be contained within the text presented to users of assistive technologies. This helps avoid a mismatch between the screen reader and visual experience and ensures that voice control software can properly align the visible text to the underlying control.


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Categories: Accessibility