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disabled attribute (html)

Screen reader support level: partial (28/30)

Voice Control support level: not applicable

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The HTML disabled attribute lets authors disable form controls. Note, adding the disabled attribute to form controls will generally cause them to not be focusable.


What are expectations?

Screen Reader support by expectation

ExpectationJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver for iOSVoiceOver for macOS
MUST convey the disabled statesupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedpartial (2/3)partial (2/3)supported

Voice Control support by expectation

ExpectationDragon Naturally SpeakingVoice Access for AndroidVoice Control for iOSVoice Control for MacOS
MAY convey the disabled stateno known supportsupported with 2 unknown resultsunknownsupported with 2 unknown results

Expectation: convey the disabled state

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: MAY
ATBrowserHas Support
Dragon Naturally SpeakingGoogle Chromeno known support
JAWSGoogle Chromesupported
JAWSInternet Explorersupported
JAWSFirefox (desktop)supported
NarratorMicrosoft Edgesupported
NVDAGoogle Chromesupported
NVDAFirefox (desktop)supported
OrcaFirefox (desktop)supported
TalkBackGoogle Chrome (android)partial (2/3)
Voice Access for AndroidGoogle Chrome (android)supported with 2 unknown results
Voice Control for iOSSafari (iOS)unknown
Voice Control for MacOSSafari (macOS)supported with 2 unknown results
VoiceOver for iOSSafari (iOS)partial (2/3)
VoiceOver for macOSSafari (macOS)supported

This expectation is referenced by 3 tests.

Tests that reference this expectation
Test nameScreen Reader supportVoice Control support
HTML button[type="button" disabled aria-haspopup="true"]partial (8/10)not applicable
HTML button[type="button" disabled]supportednot applicable
HTML select element testpartial (72/100)partial (5/8)