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aria-selected attribute (aria)

Screen reader support level: partial (15/40)

Voice Control support level: not applicable

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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 8 months ago to 10 months ago. Detailed dates and version information can be found in associated tests.

Failing and partial results are between 10 months ago and 10 months ago.

Expectations

What are expectations?

Screen Reader support by expectation

ExpectationJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
MUST convey undefined value by indicating that the element is not selectablenonesupportedsupportedsupportednonenonesupportedsupportedsupportedsupported
MUST convey false value by indicating that the element can be selectednonenonenonenonesupportedsupportedsupportednonenonenone
MUST convey true value by indicating that the element is currently selectedsupportednonenonesupportednonenoneunknownsupportednonenone
MUST convey changes to aria-selected valuenonenonenonesupportedsupportednonenonepartialnonenone

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 these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey undefined value by indicating that the element is not selectable'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
ARIA gridcell role with aria-selected applied to: gridcell rolenonesupportedsupportedsupportednonenonesupportedsupportedsupportedsupported

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

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey false value by indicating that the element can be selected'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
ARIA gridcell role with aria-selected applied to: gridcell rolenonenonenonenonesupportedsupportedsupportednonenonenone

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

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey true value by indicating that the element is currently selected'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
ARIA gridcell role with aria-selected applied to: gridcell rolesupportednonenonesupportednonenoneunknownsupportednonenone

Expectation: convey changes to aria-selected value

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

Strength of these expectations 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)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
ARIA gridcell role with aria-selected applied to: gridcell rolenonenonenonesupportedsupportednonenonepartialnonenone