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label element (html)

Screen reader support level: supported

Voice Control support level: partial (6/10)

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About this feature

The HTML <label> element provides instructions for an associated form control.

Use the explicit label technique wherever possible and avoid depending on implicit labels.

Age of results

Results across all tests for this feature range from 8 months ago to 2 years ago. Detailed dates and version information can be found in associated tests.

Failing and partial results are between 2 years ago and 2 years ago.

Expectations

What are expectations?

Screen Reader support by expectation

ExpectationJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
MUST correctly compute the accessible namesupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported

Voice Control support by expectation

ExpectationDragon Naturally SpeakingVoice Access (Android)Voice Control (iOS)Voice Control (MacOS)Windows Speech Recognition
ChromeChromeSafariSafariChrome
MUST correctly compute the accessible namepartial (1/2)nonesupportedpartial (1/2)supported

Expectation: correctly compute the accessible name

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: MUST
Screen Reader support for 'MUST correctly compute the accessible name'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
Explicit labelsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported
Implicit labelsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported
Voice Control support for 'MUST correctly compute the accessible name'
TestDragon Naturally SpeakingVoice Access (Android)Voice Control (iOS)Voice Control (MacOS)Windows Speech Recognition
ChromeChromeSafariSafariChrome
Explicit labelsupportednonesupportedsupportedsupported
Implicit labelnonenonesupportednonesupported