Accessible names and descriptions

Understand when and how to make user interface (UI) elements accessible to assistive technology users by giving them accessible names and descriptions, and how to test for this.

Accessible names

An accessible name identifies a user interface (UI) element to assistive technologies and their users — this is especially important for interactive components.

Accessible descriptions

An accessible description provides additional information about a user interface (UI) element to help assistive technology users understand it and its context.