Group of checkboxes missing fieldset

Compliance Data & User Impact

User Impact: Minor

40% Complete

Disabilities Affected:

  • blindness
  • deafblindness
  • motor disabillities

WCAG Version:

WCAG Levels:

  • A

WCAG Guidelines:

Solution Techniques:

Automated Test Accuracy:

Check1st Severity:

DRRSAG Designations:

  • relationship

How to Fix the Problem

A set of checkboxes should be grouped together semantically by enclosing them within the fieldset element. The default visual effect of fieldset and legend elements can be modified in CSS by overriding the “border” property of the fieldset and the “position” property of the legend.

The Algorithm, in Simple Terms

Engine scans forms containing multiple <input type=checkbox> elements with the same name attribute and not contained in a fieldset element

Why Is it Important?

A set of related controls should be grouped together semantically to facilitate being treated as a single control, as well as to provide an additional group level description.

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