The hint text for controls should have the role of aria-describedby

  • Forms
  • Controls
  • Text fields
  • Date pickers
  • File select fields
  • Markup
  • Tech


Make sure that the accessible name for the control will be associated with the label and not the hint text - use aria-describedby to associate the hint text with the control.

Note. You can check out each controls accessible name in the browser. In Chrome: Inspect element, then under “Accessibility” the name is shown under “Computed properties”.