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Using aria-label for 1.1.1
From WCAG WG
- 1 Nov 2012: Ready for TF review
- 2 May 2013: Needs revision from survey comments; lower priority so moving to "later" list
User Agent and Assistive Technology Support Notes [To be published separately]
- Jaws 13 and higher supports this technique
- NVDA 2012.2 and higher supports this technique
This technique applies to HTML with ARIA.
This technique relates to Success Criterion (SC) 1.1.1. (Non text content):
The purpose of this technique is to provide a short description for an element that can be read by Assistive Technologies (AT). The aria-label attribute makes it possible to provide a short text description. When an AT (such as a screen reader) encounters the element, the aria-label text is read automatically.
This example shows how to use the aria-label attribute to provide a short text description for an image. Note: The alt attribute must also be included in conforming documents.
<img src="bicycle.gif" alt="A shiny red bicycle" aria-label="A shiny red bicycle">
- Examine each element where the aria-label attribute is present.
- Determine that the text description accurately labels the element, provides a description of its purpose, or provides equivalent information.
Test 2 is true.