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aria-controls attribute (aria)

Screen reader support level: partial (6/20)

Voice Control support level: not applicable

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Identifies the element (or elements) whose contents or presence are controlled by the current element. See related aria-owns.

Expectations

What are expectations?

Screen Reader support by expectation

ExpectationJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver for iOSVoiceOver for macOS
MUST convey the presence of the aria-controls attributesupported*nonenonenonenonenonenone
MUST allow the user to jump to the controlled elementsupportednonenonenonenonenonenone

* means that some support is hidden behind settings

Voice Control support by expectation

ExpectationDragon Naturally SpeakingVoice Access for AndroidVoice Control for iOSVoice Control for MacOS
Not applicable

Expectation: convey the presence of the aria-controls attribute

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA
ATBrowserHas Support
Dragon Naturally SpeakingGoogle Chromenot applicable
JAWSGoogle Chromesupported*
JAWSInternet Explorersupported*
JAWSFirefox (desktop)supported*
NarratorMicrosoft Edgenone
NVDAGoogle Chromenone
NVDAFirefox (desktop)none
OrcaFirefox (desktop)none
TalkBackGoogle Chrome (android)none
Voice Access for AndroidGoogle Chrome (android)not applicable
Voice Control for iOSSafari (iOS)not applicable
Voice Control for MacOSSafari (macOS)not applicable
VoiceOver for iOSSafari (iOS)none
VoiceOver for macOSSafari (macOS)none

* means that some support is hidden behind settings

This expectation is referenced by 1 tests.

Tests that reference this expectation
Test nameScreen Reader supportVoice Control support
aria-controls attributepartial (6/20)not applicable

Expectation: allow the user to jump to the controlled element

Rationale: The controlled element might not be close to the element with aria-controls and the user might find it convenient to jump directly to the controlled element.

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA
ATBrowserHas Support
Dragon Naturally SpeakingGoogle Chromenot applicable
JAWSGoogle Chromesupported
JAWSInternet Explorersupported
JAWSFirefox (desktop)supported
NarratorMicrosoft Edgenone
NVDAGoogle Chromenone
NVDAFirefox (desktop)none
OrcaFirefox (desktop)none
TalkBackGoogle Chrome (android)none
Voice Access for AndroidGoogle Chrome (android)not applicable
Voice Control for iOSSafari (iOS)not applicable
Voice Control for MacOSSafari (macOS)not applicable
VoiceOver for iOSSafari (iOS)none
VoiceOver for macOSSafari (macOS)none

This expectation is referenced by 1 tests.

Tests that reference this expectation
Test nameScreen Reader supportVoice Control support
aria-controls attributepartial (6/20)not applicable