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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.

Expectations

What are expectations?

Screen Reader support by expectation

ExpectationJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
MUST convey the disabled statesupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedpartial (2/3)partial (2/3)supported

Voice Control support by expectation

ExpectationDragon Naturally SpeakingVoice Access (Android)Voice Control (iOS)Voice Control (MacOS)Windows Speech Recognition
MAY convey the disabled stateno known supportsupported with 2 unknown resultsunknownsupported with 2 unknown resultsunknown

Expectation: convey the disabled state

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: MAY
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey the disabled state'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
HTML button[type="button" disabled aria-haspopup="true"]supportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedpartial (2/3)partial (2/3)supported
HTML button[type="button" disabled]supportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedpartial (2/3)partial (2/3)supported
HTML select element testsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedpartial (2/3)partial (2/3)supported
Voice Control support for 'MAY convey the disabled state'
TestDragon Naturally SpeakingVoice Access (Android)Voice Control (iOS)Voice Control (MacOS)Windows Speech Recognition
ChromeChromeSafariSafariChrome
HTML button[type="button" disabled aria-haspopup="true"]no known supportsupported with 2 unknown resultsunknownsupported with 2 unknown resultsunknown
HTML button[type="button" disabled]no known supportsupported with 2 unknown resultsunknownsupported with 2 unknown resultsunknown
HTML select element testno known supportsupported with 2 unknown resultsunknownsupported with 2 unknown resultsunknown