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label element (html)

Screen reader support level: supported

Voice Control support level: partial (6/10)

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

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

Expectations

What are expectations?

Screen Reader support by expectation

ExpectationJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
MUST correctly compute the accessible namesupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported

Voice Control support by expectation

ExpectationDragon Naturally SpeakingVoice Access (Android)Voice Control (iOS)Voice Control (MacOS)Windows Speech Recognition
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 labelpartial (1/2)nonesupportedpartial (1/2)supported
Implicit labelpartial (1/2)nonesupportedpartial (1/2)supported