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dd element (html)

Screen reader support level: partial (6/40)

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 for iOSVoiceOver for macOS
MUST convey an appropriate rolenonenonenonenonepartialnonenone
MUST convey the position in set informationnonesupportedpartial (2/4)nonenonenonesupported

Voice Control support by expectation

ExpectationDragon Naturally SpeakingVoice Access for AndroidVoice Control for iOSVoice Control for MacOS
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
ATBrowserHas Support
Dragon Naturally SpeakingGoogle Chromenot applicable
JAWSGoogle Chromenone
JAWSInternet Explorernone
JAWSFirefox (desktop)none
NarratorMicrosoft Edgenone
NVDAGoogle Chromenone
NVDAFirefox (desktop)none
OrcaFirefox (desktop)none
TalkBackGoogle Chrome (android)partial
Voice Access for AndroidGoogle Chrome (android)not applicable
Voice Control for iOSSafari (iOS)not applicable
Voice Control for MacOSSafari (macOS)not applicable
VoiceOver for iOSSafari (iOS)none
VoiceOver for macOSSafari (macOS)none

This expectation is referenced by 2 tests.

Tests that reference this expectation
Test nameScreen Reader supportVoice Control support
HTML basic description list testpartial (25/70)not applicable
HTML description list with wrapped groups testpartial (25/70)not applicable

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
ATBrowserHas Support
Dragon Naturally SpeakingGoogle Chromenot applicable
JAWSGoogle Chromenone
JAWSInternet Explorernone
JAWSFirefox (desktop)none
NarratorMicrosoft Edgesupported
NVDAGoogle Chromesupported
NVDAFirefox (desktop)none
OrcaFirefox (desktop)none
TalkBackGoogle Chrome (android)none
Voice Access for AndroidGoogle Chrome (android)not applicable
Voice Control for iOSSafari (iOS)not applicable
Voice Control for MacOSSafari (macOS)not applicable
VoiceOver for iOSSafari (iOS)none
VoiceOver for macOSSafari (macOS)supported

This expectation is referenced by 2 tests.

Tests that reference this expectation
Test nameScreen Reader supportVoice Control support
HTML basic description list testpartial (25/70)not applicable
HTML description list with wrapped groups testpartial (25/70)not applicable

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)
not applicablesupportedpartial (2/6)partial (8/12)nonepartial (2/6)not applicablenot applicablenot applicablenonesupported

dt element (html)

DragonJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoice AccessVC iOSVC MacOSVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
not applicablenonepartial (2/4)partial (2/8)partial (2/4)nonenot applicablenot applicablenot applicablenonepartial (2/4)