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A label element with a programmatic association must be included for each select element.

To make forms accessible, they must have clear form labels. Even if a form element isn’t programmatically named, sighted users can usually tell what it’s for when they see checkboxes, radio buttons, input fields, etc. To identify form fields, screen reader users need clear form labels. All form elements should have labels to remove confusion and make the product more accessible.

Screen reader users are in the dark about the expected input data when form elements lack labels. Without a defined label connection (or redundant text acting as a label), screen readers cannot automatically determine information about input items.

What this Accessibility Rule Checks

ensures that each select element has a label that is associated with it programmatically.

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