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group role (aria)

Support level: partial (15/27)

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A set of user interface objects which are not intended to be included in a page summary or table of contents by assistive technologies.

Expectations

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

MUSTSHOULDMAY
partial (15/27)

Summary of support by expectation and assistive technology

ExpectationDragon Naturally SpeakingJAWSNarratorNVDATalkBackVoiceOver for iOSVoiceOver for macOS
MUST convey the group rolenot applicablesupportedsupportedsupportednonenonesupported
MUST convey the group name if it has a group namenot applicablesupportedsupportedsupportednonenonesupported
MUST convey the boundaries of the groupnot applicablepartialpartialpartialnonenonesupported

The screen reader MUST convey the group role

Rationale: A screen reader user needs to be aware that elements are within a group

ATBrowserHas Support
Dragon Naturally SpeakingGoogle Chromenot applicable
JAWSGoogle Chromesupported
JAWSInternet Explorersupported
JAWSFirefox (desktop)supported
NarratorMicrosoft Edgesupported
NVDAGoogle Chromesupported
NVDAFirefox (desktop)supported
TalkBackGoogle Chrome (android)none
VoiceOver for iOSSafari (iOS)none
VoiceOver for macOSSafari (macOS)supported

This expectation is referenced by 1 tests.

Tests that reference this expectation
test namehas support
APG 1.1 Checkbox Example (Two State)partial (90/126)

The screen reader MUST convey the group name if it has a group name

Rationale: A screen reader user needs to be aware of the name of group

ATBrowserHas Support
Dragon Naturally SpeakingGoogle Chromenot applicable
JAWSGoogle Chromesupported
JAWSInternet Explorersupported
JAWSFirefox (desktop)supported
NarratorMicrosoft Edgesupported
NVDAGoogle Chromesupported
NVDAFirefox (desktop)supported
TalkBackGoogle Chrome (android)none
VoiceOver for iOSSafari (iOS)none
VoiceOver for macOSSafari (macOS)supported

This expectation is referenced by 1 tests.

Tests that reference this expectation
test namehas support
APG 1.1 Checkbox Example (Two State)partial (90/126)

The screen reader MUST convey the boundaries of the group

Rationale: A screen reader user needs to be aware when they enter and exit a group

ATBrowserHas Support
Dragon Naturally SpeakingGoogle Chromenot applicable
JAWSGoogle Chromepartial
JAWSInternet Explorerpartial
JAWSFirefox (desktop)partial
NarratorMicrosoft Edgepartial
NVDAGoogle Chromepartial
NVDAFirefox (desktop)partial
TalkBackGoogle Chrome (android)none
VoiceOver for iOSSafari (iOS)none
VoiceOver for macOSSafari (macOS)supported

This expectation is referenced by 1 tests.

Tests that reference this expectation
test namehas support
APG 1.1 Checkbox Example (Two State)partial (90/126)