Empty aria-label attribute

Compliance Data & User Impact

User Impact: Critical

100% Complete

Disabilities Affected:

  • blindness
  • deafblindness

WCAG Version:
2

WCAG Levels:

  • A

WCAG Guidelines:

Solution Techniques:

Automated Test Accuracy:
High

uTester Severity:
4

DRRSAG Designations:

  • description

How to Fix the Problem

In case the form control is labelled elsewise, remove the aria-label attribute. If no other label is available, use a value which properly describes the form control.

The Algorithm, in Simple Terms

Scans all form controls using an aria-label attribute and checks if it empty or contains spaces only.

Why Is it Important?

The screen reader, may fail to announce the description of the element

Code Example

<div role="navigation" aria-label="Primary">
<ul><li>...a list of links here ...</li></ul> ...</div>
<div role="navigation" aria-label="Secondary">
<ul><li>...a list of links here ...</li> </ul></div>

This element perfoms as a container, and has no functionality. This container may contain another elements that has functionality or logical role.

Ignore this issue if this element has an alternative that performs the same and overrides the content of this element.

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