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aria-current attribute (aria)

Screen reader support level: partial (42/60)

Voice Control support level: not applicable

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Indicates the element that represents the current item within a container or set of related elements.

Expectations

What are expectations?

Screen Reader support by expectation

ExpectationJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
MUST convey the "date" valuesupportednonesupportednonenonesupportedsupported
MUST convey the "location" valuesupportednonesupportednonenonesupportedsupported
MUST convey the "page" valuesupportednonesupportednonenonesupportedsupported
MUST convey the "step" valuesupportednonesupportednonenonesupportedsupported
MUST convey the "time" valuesupportednonesupportednonenonesupportedsupported
MUST convey the "true" valuesupportednonesupportednonenonesupportedsupported

Voice Control support by expectation

ExpectationDragon Naturally SpeakingVoice Access (Android)Voice Control (iOS)Voice Control (MacOS)Windows Speech Recognition
Not applicable

Expectation: convey the "date" value

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey the "date" value'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
aria-current attributesupportedsupportedsupportednonesupportedsupportednonenonesupportedsupported

Expectation: convey the "location" value

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey the "location" value'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
aria-current attributesupportedsupportedsupportednonesupportedsupportednonenonesupportedsupported

Expectation: convey the "page" value

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey the "page" value'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
aria-current attributesupportedsupportedsupportednonesupportedsupportednonenonesupportedsupported

Expectation: convey the "step" value

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey the "step" value'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
aria-current attributesupportedsupportedsupportednonesupportedsupportednonenonesupportedsupported

Expectation: convey the "time" value

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey the "time" value'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
aria-current attributesupportedsupportedsupportednonesupportedsupportednonenonesupportedsupported

Expectation: convey the "true" value

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey the "true" value'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
aria-current attributesupportedsupportedsupportednonesupportedsupportednonenonesupportedsupported