aria-roledescription attribute (aria)
Support level: partial (7/18)
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Defines a human-readable, author-localized description for the role of an element.
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
Summary of support by expectation and assistive technology
|Expectation||Dragon Naturally Speaking||JAWS||Narrator||NVDA||TalkBack||VoiceOver for iOS||VoiceOver for macOS|
|MUST convey the value of the roledescription attribute as the role||not applicable||partial (1/6)||partial (1/2)||supported with 2 unknown results||unknown||partial (1/2)||supported|
The screen reader MUST convey the value of the roledescription attribute as the role
Rationale: A screen reader user needs to know the current value of the input.
|Dragon Naturally Speaking||Google Chrome||not applicable|
|JAWS||Internet Explorer||partial (1/2)|
|Narrator||Microsoft Edge||partial (1/2)|
|TalkBack||Google Chrome (android)||unknown|
|VoiceOver for iOS||Safari (iOS)||partial (1/2)|
|VoiceOver for macOS||Safari (macOS)||supported|
This expectation is referenced by 2 tests.