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listbox role (aria)

Screen reader support level: unknown

Voice Control support level: unknown

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About this feature

A widget that allows the user to select one or more items from a list of choices. See related combobox and list.

Age of results

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

Expectations

What are expectations?

Screen Reader support by expectation

ExpectationJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeEdgeFirefoxEdgeChromeEdgeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
Not applicable

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 name

Rationale:

A screen reader user needs to know what to enter.

Strength of this expectation for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA

Examples:

  • A screen reader might convey the name when entering the listbox

No tests reference this expectation yet.

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 this expectation for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA

Examples:

  • A screen reader might explicitly convey the role as something like "list box", "list", or imply it by explicitly conveying "option" roles

No tests reference this expectation yet.

Expectation: convey its boundaries

Rationale:

The user needs to know when they enter and leave the listbox.

Strength of this expectation for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: SHOULD
  • Voice Control: NA

Examples:

  • A screen reader might convey the listbox name and role when entering, and something like "out of list" when exiting
  • A screen reader might convey information about the position in the options, such as "4 of 4" to indicate the start and end of the options

No tests reference this expectation yet.