Active View Name

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WCAG 2.0 - 4.1.2 A Impact - Critical

Active View Name looks for any view with a click action and ensures the view is focusable and its name or text is available to TalkBack.

Supported within:
XML Layouts


People using TalkBack are most affected. The inability to focus on a view or have the view's name announced through TalkBack creates an inaccessible experience.


The version of Android, device, and manufacturer may play a part in issue detection.


  1. Turn on TalkBack
  2. Attempt to focus the control
  3. One of the following will happen:
    • Inaccessible: Unable to focus on the control.
    • Inaccessible: Focused but not announced with TalkBack.
    • Accessible: Focused and announced in TalkBack.

How to Fix

Utilize a control's text property or a view's content description to ensure TalkBack has accurate information to share.

Button button = .......
button.setText("Button's Name");

ImageButton imageButton = .......
imageButton.setContentDescription("Button's Name");