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columnheader role (aria)

Screen reader support level: partial (23/27)

Voice Control support level: unknown

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About this feature

A cell containing header information for a column.

Age of results

Results across all tests for this feature range from 2 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Failing or partial results may be out of date.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 its rolesupportedsupportedsupportednonesupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportednonepartial
MUST convey its namesupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported

Voice Control support by expectation

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

Expectation: convey its role

Rationale:

A user needs to be able to determine what headers apply to a given cell.

Strength of this expectation for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA

Examples:

  • A screen reader might say something like "Column 3, <header name>"
  • A screen reader might imply the role by conveying the header name when the moving between columns
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey its role'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeEdgeFirefoxEdgeChromeEdgeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
ARIA readonly gridsupportedsupportedsupportednonesupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportednonepartial

Expectation: convey its name

Rationale:

A user needs to know the name of the header

Strength of this expectation for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA

Examples:

  • A screen reader might say something like "Column 3, <header name>"
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey its name'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeEdgeFirefoxEdgeChromeEdgeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
ARIA readonly gridsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported