Label at Front

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WCAG 2.1 - 2.5.3 Best Practice Impact - Minor

Any visible text of an interactive view should be at the start of the view's accessible name.


VoiceOver users expect the accessible name announced first when interacting with a control. As a best practice, we recommend having a controls visible text within the name and all other information within the accessible value, hint, or role.


  1. Turn on VoiceOver
  2. Focus the element
  3. One of the following will happen:
    • Inaccessible: VoiceOver will announce other text before announcing the active control's text
    • Accessible: VoiceOver will announce the active control's text first

How to Fix

An issue found by this rule is caused by the visible text missing from the start of the control's accessibility label.


In storyboard:

  1. Select the element with a LabelAtFront issue
  2. Ensure that the Inspectors Panel is visible
  3. Select the Identity Inspector.
  4. Under Accessibility, there is a category called "Label". Enter a label that either exactly matches or begins with the visible text.

In code:

Find where the accessibility label has been set, and verify that the accessibilityLabel's value either matches or begins with all the visible text of the component.

button.title = "Login"
button.accessibilityLabel = "Login to Your Account"


Ensure to set an accessibility label that either matches or begins with all the visible text of the component.

Button(action: {
}) {