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Re: Visible labels for link, combobox and button?


From: Jonathan Avila
Date: Aug 10, 2020 9:38AM

Most experts agree that SC 3.3.2 Labels or Instructions requires visible labels for input. Visible labels can take different forms including values in combo boxes, images/icons, and other controls as a label - but there needs to be some visible label as well that is persistent


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Does anyone have a view of whether there should there be visible labels for links, comboboxes and button for a form? I have a website built by one of our clients that do not place visible labels to the link, comboboxes and button that are used to filter a list of search results? However, they all each have an accessible name such as the following example where whatever text is displayed is used as the accessible name.

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If the links, combobox and button have an accessible name already would that suffice for success criteria 2.4.6 Headings and labels or does there need to be a visible label?


Wing Kuet
Accessibility Consultant & Software Tester Test Partners Ltd <EMAIL REMOVED> <mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> >