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aria-roledescription attribute (aria)

Screen reader support level: partial (13/20)

Voice Control support level: not applicable

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About this feature

Defines a human-readable, author-localized description for the role of an element.

Age of results

Results across all tests for this feature range from a year 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Failing or partial results may be out of date.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)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
MUST convey the value of the roledescription attribute as the rolepartial (1/2)partial (1/2)partial (1/2)partial (1/2)supportedsupportedsupportednonepartial (1/2)supported

Voice Control support by expectation

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

Expectation: convey the value of the roledescription attribute as the role

Rationale: A screen reader user needs to know the current value of the input.

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey the value of the roledescription attribute as the role'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
aria-roledescription attribute with HTML button applied to: button elementsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportednonesupportedsupported
aria-roledescription attribute with HTML section applied to: section elementnonenonenonepartialsupportedsupportedsupportednonenonesupported