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label element (html)

Screen Reader support level: supported

Voice Control support level: partial (14/16)

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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 5 months ago to 6 years ago. Detailed dates and version information can be found in associated tests.

Failing and partial results are between 5 months ago and 4 years ago.

Expectations

What are expectations?

Screen Reader support by expectation

ExpectationJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeEdgeFirefoxEdgeChromeEdgeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
MUST correctly compute the accessible namesupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported

Voice Control support by expectation

ExpectationDragon Naturally SpeakingVoice Access (Android)Voice Control (iOS)Voice Control (MacOS)Windows Speech RecognitionWindows Voice Access
ChromeChromeSafariSafariEdgeChromeEdgeChrome
MUST correctly compute the accessible namepartial (1/2)supportedsupportedpartial (1/2)supportedsupportedsupportedsupported

Expectation: correctly compute the accessible name

Strength of this expectation 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)
ChromeEdgeFirefoxEdgeChromeEdgeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
Explicit labelsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported
Implicit labelsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported
Voice Control support for 'MUST correctly compute the accessible name'
TestDragon Naturally SpeakingVoice Access (Android)Voice Control (iOS)Voice Control (MacOS)Windows Speech RecognitionWindows Voice Access
ChromeChromeSafariSafariEdgeChromeEdgeChrome
Explicit labelsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported
Implicit labelnonesupportedsupportednonesupportedsupportedsupportedsupported