An Introduction to Accessible Labeling

Last week, I got a decent amount of folks who found the aria states blog post helpful. This week I wanted to continue with that and go over something that took me a long time to understand: labeling. How do you label things? What needs labeling? What…

Last week, I got a decent amount of folks who found the aria states blog post helpful. This week I wanted to continue with that and go over something that took me a long time to understand: labeling. How do you label things? What needs labeling? What is the difference between all the ways to label things? After this post, you should have a firmer understanding of all things labels. Form Labels Lack of form labels is one of the most common places I see accessibility errors. Most people do something like this: I’m going to repeat it for those in the back: Placeholder attributes are not enough to label a field for a screen reader. To properly label this, we need to ensure that there is a