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dd element (html)

Screen reader support level: partial (2/40)

Voice Control support level: not applicable

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Description list - description element. See the dl element for more information.

Expectations

What are expectations?

Screen Reader support by expectation

ExpectationJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
MUST convey an appropriate rolenonenonenonenonepartialnonenone
MUST convey the position in set informationnonepartialsome partial supportnonenonenonesupported

Voice Control support by expectation

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

Expectation: convey an appropriate role

Rationale: A user needs to be able to distinguish between a description term and its description.

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey an appropriate role'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
HTML basic description list testnonenonenonenonenonenonenonepartialnonenone
HTML description list with wrapped groups testnonenonenonenonenonenonenonepartialnonenone

Expectation: convey the position in set information

Rationale: A user needs to where the position is in the list

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey the position in set information'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
HTML basic description list testnonenonenonepartialpartialnonenonenonenonesupported
HTML description list with wrapped groups testnonenonenonepartialpartialnonenonenonenonesupported

Related features

These are features that are usually used in combination with this feature.

dl element (description list) (html)

DragonJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoice AccessVC iOSVC MacOSVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)Speech Recognition
not applicablesupportedpartial (1/6)partial (8/12)nonepartial (2/6)not applicablenot applicablenot applicablenonesupportednot applicable

dt element (html)

DragonJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoice AccessVC iOSVC MacOSVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)Speech Recognition
not applicablenonesome partial supportsome partial supportpartial (2/4)nonenot applicablenot applicablenot applicablenonepartial (2/4)not applicable