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Accessible Names

What is an accessible name? by The Paciello Group outlines what name is exposed in the Accessibility Tree (the page outline for accessibility purposes, that users don’t see directly) when creating something on the page.

This can be important because if you name two things the same name (like a header or a section or an icon) the user may be left in a confusing position trying to figure out which thing you’re talking about.

Because some names are visible and others are hidden in aria-labels or alt text, understanding which content you write is considered the “name” is critical to not repeating content or confusing your user.