Yogesh Chauhan's Blog

Give buttons accessible names

in UI/UX on November 2, 2020

If you try to run an audit check from Google or any other services, you might get an accessibility error saying that, “Buttons do not have an accessible name”.

When a button doesn’t have an accessible name screen readers and other assistive technologies announce it as button.

When someone who is a disabled and using hearing devices or any other means to get access to your website, the button will no serve any purpose. Because it will provide no information to users about what the button does.

How to add accessible names to buttons

For buttons with visible labels, add text content to the button element.

Make the label a clear call to action.

For example:


<button>Book room</button>

For buttons without visible labels, like icon buttons, use the aria-label attribute to clearly describe the action to anyone using an assistive technology.

For example:


<button class="btn" aria-label="Left Arrow">
   <span class="class-name" aria-hidden="true">left_arrow</span>
</button>

OR

<button aria-label="Close" onclick="myDiv.close()">X</button>

The aria-label attribute

The aria-label attribute is used to define a string that labels the current element.

We can use it in cases where a text label is not visible on the screen.

If there is visible text labeling the element, use aria-labelledby instead.

This attribute can be used with any typical HTML element; it is not limited to elements that have an ARIA role assigned.

Sources


Most Read

#1 How to check if radio button is checked or not using JavaScript? #2 Solution to “TypeError: ‘x’ is not iterable” in Angular 9 #3 How to add Read More Read Less Button using JavaScript? #4 How to uninstall Cocoapods from the Mac OS? #5 PHP Login System using PDO Part 1: Create User Registration Page #6 How to Use SQL MAX() Function with Dates?

Recently Posted

#Aug 15 Is PHP still good for back-end programming? #Aug 10 How to create a multisite network in WordPress? #Aug 3 How to create a circle that follows a cursor using JavaScript and CSS? #Aug 3 How to make a curtain slider using jQuery and CSS? #Aug 2 How to progressively load images and add a blurry placeholder? #Aug 1 How to create a placeholder loader (throbber) using CSS?
You might also like these
PHP __construct() functionPHPCustom Post Type Template Files in WordPressWordPressStyling Lists with CSSCSSWhat are Modules and Components in Angular?Angular4 different ways to create JavaScript ObjectsJavaScriptHow to create a simple stopwatch using JavaScript?JavaScript