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gridcell role (aria)

Screen reader support level: partial (20/30)

Voice Control support level: not applicable

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About this feature

A cell in a grid or treegrid.

Age of results

Results across all tests for this feature range from 13 days ago to 13 days ago. Detailed dates and version information can be found in associated tests.

Failing and partial results are between 13 days ago and 13 days ago.

Expectations

What are expectations?

Screen Reader support by expectation

ExpectationJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
MUST convey its rolesupportedpartialsupportedsupportedpartialpartialpartialsupportednonepartial
MUST convey its namesupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported
MUST convey the position of the header (row/column) when row and columns existpartialsupportednonesupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportednonepartial

Voice Control support by expectation

ExpectationDragon Naturally SpeakingVoice Access (Android)Voice Control (iOS)Voice Control (MacOS)Windows Speech Recognition
ChromeChromeSafariSafariChrome
MUST convey its rolenot applicablenot applicablenot applicablenot applicablenot applicable
MUST convey its namenot applicablenot applicablenot applicablenot applicablenot applicable

Expectation: convey its role

Rationale: A screen reader user needs to know how they can interact with the element. Voice control software might use the role to help users activate controls that do not have a visible name.

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: MUST

Examples of assistive technologies support this expectation:

  • A screen reader might announce "grid cell"
  • A screen reader might announce "cell"
  • A screen reader might imply the role by announcing other grid semantics
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey its role'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
ARIA readonly gridsupportedpartialsupportedsupportedpartialpartialpartialsupportednonepartial
Voice Control support for 'MUST convey its role'
TestDragon Naturally SpeakingVoice Access (Android)Voice Control (iOS)Voice Control (MacOS)Windows Speech Recognition
ChromeChromeSafariSafariChrome
ARIA readonly gridnot applicablenot applicablenot applicablenot applicablenot applicable

Expectation: convey its name

Rationale: A screen reader user needs to know what to enter.

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: MUST
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey its name'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
ARIA readonly gridsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported
Voice Control support for 'MUST convey its name'
TestDragon Naturally SpeakingVoice Access (Android)Voice Control (iOS)Voice Control (MacOS)Windows Speech Recognition
ChromeChromeSafariSafariChrome
ARIA readonly gridnot applicablenot applicablenot applicablenot applicablenot applicable

Expectation: convey the position of the header (row/column) when row and columns exist

Rationale: A user needs to be able to determine where they are while navigating a table or grid.

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA

Examples of assistive technologies support this expectation:

  • A screen reader might say something like "Column 3"
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey the position of the header (row/column) when row and columns exist'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
ARIA readonly gridpartialsupportednonesupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportednonepartial