Input element missing value attribute

Compliance Data & User Impact

User Impact: Critical

100% Complete

Disabilities Affected:

  • blindness
  • deaf blindness
  • learning disabilities

WCAG Version:
2

WCAG Levels:

  • A

WCAG Guidelines:

Solution Techniques:

Automated Test Accuracy:
High

uTester Severity:
3

DRRSAG Designations:

  • description

How to Fix the Problem

Add a value attribute describing the element’s function to the input element.

The Algorithm, in Simple Terms

Engine scans for <input> elements with type submit, reset or button missing a value attribute

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.

Code Example

<input type="image" src="/example_"buy.gif" alt="example_buy" />

Additional Information

Relevant Technologies:

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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