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option role (aria)

Screen reader support level: unknown

Voice Control support level: unknown

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About this feature

A selectable item in a select 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: MUST

Examples:

  • A screen reader will announce the name of the option
  • Voice control software will let the user say something like "choose <name>".

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: MUST

Examples:

  • A screen reader might announce "option" as the role.
  • A screen reader might not announce a role because the role is implied by the role of a listbox parent.
  • Voice control software will let the user say something like "move down <n>" or "move up <n>" to select an option.

No tests reference this expectation yet.

Expectation: convey information about the position the option in the list

Rationale:

users should be able to determine how many options are in the list and where they are in the list

Strength of this expectation for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MAY
  • Voice Control: NA

Examples:

  • A screen reader might announce "choose <2 of 10>" when navigating through a list of options

No tests reference this expectation yet.