SIA-R8Form fields have an accessible name

Accessibility requirements

This rule tests conformance of the following accessibility requirements:

Description

This rule checks that form fields have an accessible name.

Applicability

This rule applies to every element in the HTML namespace where the element is included in the accessibility tree and has a semantic role of checkbox, combobox, listbox, menuitemcheckbox, menuitemradio, radio, searchbox, slider, spinbutton, switch, or textbox. This corresponds to the roles that inherit from the abstract input or select roles and do not have a required context role that itself inherits from the input or select roles.

Expectations

  1. The element has an accessible name that is not empty.

Assumptions

This rule makes no assumptions.

Accessibility support

This rule has no known accessibility support concerns.

Examples

Passed

This element has an accessible name that is not empty and therefore passes the rule:

<label for="name">Name</label> <input id="name" type="text" />

Failed

This element has no accessible name and therefore fails the rule:

<input type="text" />

Inapplicable

This element is not included in the accessibility tree and is therefore inapplicable:

<input type="text" hidden />

Acknowledgments

This document includes material copied from or derived from https://act-rules.github.io/rules/e086e5/. Copyright © 2021 W3C® (MIT, ERCIM, Keio, Beihang).