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aria-controls attribute (aria)

Support level: partial (6/18)

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

Expectations

Expectations are conditions that must be met for the feature to be considered as "supported". Only "MUST" expectations need to be met for minimal "support". "SHOULD" and "MAY" expectations indicates support that goes above and beyond. Note that there is not an explicit standard that dictates these expectations, and as such, they are likely opinionated. As such, a feature might not meet all "MUST" expectations but still be usable (potentially frustratingly so). Additionally, the assistive technology may provide many different commands to read, navigate, or otherwise interact with a feature. Only one command is required to pass for the expectation to be minimally supported.

Summary of support by expectation type

MUSTSHOULDMAY
partial (6/18)

Summary of support by expectation and assistive technology

ExpectationDragon Naturally SpeakingJAWSNarratorNVDATalkBackVoiceOver for iOSVoiceOver for macOS
MUST convey the presence of the aria-controls attributenot applicablesupported*nonenonenonenonenone
MUST allow the user to jump to the controlled elementnot applicablesupportednonenonenonenonenone

* means that some support is hidden behind settings

The screen reader MUST convey the presence of the aria-controls attribute

ATBrowserHas Support
Dragon Naturally SpeakingGoogle Chromenot applicable
JAWSGoogle Chromesupported*
JAWSInternet Explorersupported*
JAWSFirefox (desktop)supported*
NarratorMicrosoft Edgenone
NVDAGoogle Chromenone
NVDAFirefox (desktop)none
TalkBackGoogle Chrome (android)none
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 namehas support
aria-controls attributepartial (6/18)

The screen reader MUST 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.

ATBrowserHas Support
Dragon Naturally SpeakingGoogle Chromenot applicable
JAWSGoogle Chromesupported
JAWSInternet Explorersupported
JAWSFirefox (desktop)supported
NarratorMicrosoft Edgenone
NVDAGoogle Chromenone
NVDAFirefox (desktop)none
TalkBackGoogle Chrome (android)none
VoiceOver for iOSSafari (iOS)none
VoiceOver for macOSSafari (macOS)none

This expectation is referenced by 1 tests.

Tests that reference this expectation
test namehas support
aria-controls attributepartial (6/18)