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3.3.2 Labels or Instructions [Level A]


Labels or Instructions

3.3.2 Labels or instructions are provided when content requires user input. (Level A)Understanding Success Criterion 3.3.2

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Sufficent Techniques

Sufficient Techniques for 3.3.2 - Labels or Instructions

Note: Other techniques may also be sufficient if they meet the success criterion.

  1. G131: Providing descriptive labels AND one of the following:

  2. H44: Using label elements to associate text labels with form controls (HTML)

  3. FLASH32: Using auto labeling to associate text labels with form controls (Flash)

  4. FLASH29: Setting the label property for form components (Flash)

  5. FLASH25: Labeling a form control by setting its accessible name (Flash)

  6. PDF10: Providing labels for interactive form controls in PDF documents (PDF)

  7. SL26: Using LabeledBy to Associate Labels and Targets in Silverlight (Silverlight)

  8. H71: Providing a description for groups of form controls using fieldset and legend elements (HTML)

  9. FLASH8: Adding a group name to the accessible name of a form control (Flash)

  10. H65: Using the title attribute to identify form controls when the label element cannot be used (HTML)

  11. SL8: Displaying HelpText in Silverlight User Interfaces (Silverlight)

  12. G167: Using an adjacent button to label the purpose of a field

Note: The techniques at the end of the above list should be considered "last resort" and only used when the other techniques cannot be applied to the page. The earlier techniques are preferred because they increase accessibility to a wider user group.

Advisory Techniques

Advisory Techniques for 3.3.2 - Labels or Instructions

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