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aria-owns attribute (aria)

Screen reader support level: partial (44/53)

Voice Control support level: unknown

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About this feature

Identifies an element (or elements) in order to define a visual, functional, or contextual parent/child relationship between DOM elements where the DOM hierarchy cannot be used to represent the relationship. See related aria-controls.

Age of results

Results across all tests for this feature range from 4 months ago to a year ago. Detailed dates and version information can be found in associated tests.

Caution

Failing or partial results may be out of date. The oldest result is from a year ago. Consider running the associated tests and contributing results.

Expectations

What are expectations?

Screen Reader support by expectation

ExpectationJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeEdgeFirefoxEdgeChromeEdgeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
MUST convey a single parent/child relationshipssupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportednonenone
MUST convey multiple parent/child relationshipssupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportednonenone
MUST order the references after any existing childrensupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportednonenone

Voice Control support by expectation

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

Expectation: convey a single parent/child relationships

Rationale:

A screen reader user needs to be aware of the appropriate relationships.

Strength of this expectation for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey a single parent/child relationships'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeEdgeFirefoxEdgeChromeEdgeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
aria-owns single reference applied to: li element; references: ul elementsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportednonenone

Expectation: convey multiple parent/child relationships

Rationale:

A screen reader user needs to be aware of the appropriate relationships.

Strength of this expectation for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey multiple parent/child relationships'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeEdgeFirefoxEdgeChromeEdgeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
aria-owns multiple reference applied to: li element; references: ul element, ul elementsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportednonenone

Expectation: order the references after any existing children

Rationale:

A screen reader user needs to be aware of the correct order of relationships so that the correct meaning is conveyed.

Strength of this expectation for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA