Headings and labels

Where ICT is non-web software that provides a user interface, it shall satisfy the success criterion in Table 11.25.

Table 11.25: Software success criterion: Headings and labels

Headings and labels describe topic or purpose.

NOTE 1: In software, headings and labels are used to describe sections of content and controls respectively. In some cases it may be unclear whether a piece of static text is a heading or a label. But whether treated as a label or a heading, the requirement is the same: that if they are present they describe the topic or purpose of the item(s) they are associated with.

NOTE 2: This success criterion is identical to the WCAG 2.0 Success Criterion 2.4.6 Headings and labels with the addition of note 1 above.

Testing methods

Type of complianceInspection
  1. The ICT is non-web software that provides a user interface.
  1. Check that the software does not fail the Success Criterion in Table 11.25.
Result Pass: Check 1 is true
Fail: Check 1 is false

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