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disabled attribute (html)

Support level: partial (21/27)

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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 are conditions that must be met for the feature to be considered as "supported". Only "MUST" expectations need to be met for minimal "support". "SHOULD" and "MAY" expectations indicates support that goes above and beyond. Note that there is not an explicit standard that dictates these expectations, and as such, they are likely opinionated. As such, a feature might not meet all "MUST" expectations but still be usable (potentially frustratingly so). Additionally, the assistive technology may provide many different commands to read, navigate, or otherwise interact with a feature. Only one command is required to pass for the expectation to be minimally supported.

Summary of support by expectation type

partial (21/27)

Summary of support by expectation and assistive technology

ExpectationDragon Naturally SpeakingJAWSNarratorNVDATalkBackVoiceOver for iOSVoiceOver for macOS
MUST convey the disabled statenot applicablesupported with 2 unknown resultssupportedsupported with 2 unknown resultspartial (2/3)partial (2/3)supported

The screen reader MUST convey the disabled state

ATBrowserHas Support
Dragon Naturally SpeakingGoogle Chromenot applicable
JAWSGoogle Chromesupported with 2 unknown results
JAWSInternet Explorersupported
JAWSFirefox (desktop)supported
NarratorMicrosoft Edgesupported
NVDAGoogle Chromesupported with 2 unknown results
NVDAFirefox (desktop)supported
TalkBackGoogle Chrome (android)partial (2/3)
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 namehas support
HTML button[type="button" disabled aria-haspopup="true"]partial (5/9)
HTML button[type="button" disabled]supported with 2 unknown results
HTML select element testpartial (94/130)