Controls Inconsistently Labeled

Short Description

Controls are labelled differently across pages.

Long Description

  • Controls with the same function are labelled differently across pages.
  • Controls with the same functions are located in different places across pages.
  • For screenreader users, it takes a long time to locate controls on a page. So, screenreader users rely on tools like the links list box. When controls are labelled differently, the screenreader user has a harder time locating controls.
  • Screenreader users create mental maps, which guides their navigation. If controls are located in different places across pages, they have a harder time locating the controls. As a result, screenreader users spend a lot of time navigating through unnecessary information.

Example of Issue

Accessibility/Usability

Accessibility
Usability

Impacted Assistive Technology

Screen Reader
Screen Magnifier

Impacted Type of Device

Computer
Mobile

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