Button Element Is Missing Content

Compliance Data & User Impact

User Impact: Critical

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Disabilities Affected:

  • blindness
  • deaf blindness
  • learning disabilities

WCAG Version:

WCAG Levels:

  • A

WCAG Guidelines:

Solution Techniques:

Automated Test Accuracy:

Check1st Severity:

DRRSAG Designations:

  • description

How to Fix The Problem

Add text content to the <button> element, or provide a description using the aria-label or aria-labelledby attribute.

The Algorithm, In Simple Terms

The Engine scans for <button> elements missing content or any type of label.

Why Is it Important?

Assistive technologies use the accessibility API to extract the button’s name by the text associated with that element. Users who use assistive tools, such as screen readers,rely on that text to understand the purpose of the button.

Additional Information

Relevant Technologies: HTML form controls and links

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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