Headings and Labels (2.4.6 – AA)

Plain Language Recommendations

Page headings and labels for form and interactive controls must be descriptive and informative. Duplicating headings (e.g., “More Details”) or label text (e.g., “First Name”) must be avoided unless the structure provides adequate differentiation between them.

WCAG 2.0 Recommendations

Guideline 2.4: Navigable

Provide ways to help users navigate, find content, and determine where they are.

Last updated: April 27, 2017

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  • Key Terms

    1. Must means do things in the manner described exactly.
    2. Should means do things in the manner described unless there is a good reason not to [i.e., instructor has other needs].
    3. [Supplementary information] is provided in square brackets.