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aria-selected attribute (aria)

Screen reader support level: partial (22/56)

Voice Control support level: unknown

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About this feature

Indicates the current "selected" state of various widgets. See related aria-checked and aria-pressed.

Age of results

Results across all tests for this feature range from a year ago to 3 years 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Failing or partial results may be out of date.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 3 years 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 undefined value by indicating that the element is not selectablesupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportednonesupportedsupportedsupportedsupported
MUST convey false value by indicating that the element can be selectednonenonenonenonesupportedsupportedsupportednonenonenonenone
MUST convey true value by indicating that the element is currently selectedpartial (1/2)partial (1/2)nonesupportednonenonenonenonepartial (1/2)nonepartial (1/2)
MUST convey changes to aria-selected valuenonenonenonesupportedsupportedsupportednonenonepartialnonenone

Voice Control support by expectation

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

Expectation: convey undefined value by indicating that the element is not selectable

Strength of this expectation for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA

Examples:

  • A screen reader might imply that the the element is not selectable by not announcing the selected state at all.
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey undefined value by indicating that the element is not selectable'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeEdgeFirefoxEdgeChromeEdgeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
ARIA gridcell role with aria-selected applied to: gridcell rolesupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportednonesupportedsupportedsupportedsupported

Expectation: convey false value by indicating that the element can be selected

Strength of this expectation for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA

Examples:

  • A screen reader might announce something like "not selected".
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey false value by indicating that the element can be selected'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeEdgeFirefoxEdgeChromeEdgeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
ARIA gridcell role with aria-selected applied to: gridcell rolenonenonenonenonesupportedsupportedsupportednonenonenonenone

Expectation: convey true value by indicating that the element is currently selected

Strength of this expectation for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA

Examples:

  • A screen reader might announce something like "selected".
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey true value by indicating that the element is currently selected'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeEdgeFirefoxEdgeChromeEdgeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
DRAFT ARIA 1.2 Editable Combobox With List Autocomplete Example applied to: option rolenonenonenonesupportednonenonenonenonenonenonesupported
ARIA gridcell role with aria-selected applied to: gridcell rolesupportedsupportednonesupportednonenonenonenonesupportednonenone

Expectation: convey changes to aria-selected value

Rationale:

The user needs to know that the value was successfully changed.

Strength of this expectation for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey changes to aria-selected value'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeEdgeFirefoxEdgeChromeEdgeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
ARIA gridcell role with aria-selected applied to: gridcell rolenonenonenonesupportedsupportedsupportednonenonepartialnonenone