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heading role (aria)

Screen reader support level: supported

Voice Control support level: not applicable

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A heading for a section of the page.

Expectations

What are expectations?

Screen Reader support by expectation

ExpectationJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
MUST convey the heading role and namesupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported
MUST provide shortcuts to jump to headingssupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported

Voice Control support by expectation

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

Expectation: convey the heading role and name

Rationale: The user needs to know that the element describes the following content and the name of the heading.

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey the heading role and name'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
HTML and ARIA headings testsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported

Expectation: provide shortcuts to jump to headings

Rationale: Headings provide an outline of the page and users need to be able to quickly navigate to different sections of the page.

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA
Screen Reader support for 'MUST provide shortcuts to jump to headings'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
HTML and ARIA headings testsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported