disabled attribute (html)
Screen reader support level: partial (19/20)
Voice Control support level: not applicable
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About this feature
disabled attribute lets authors disable form controls. Note, adding the disabled attribute to form controls will generally cause them to not be focusable.
Age of results
Results across all tests for this feature range from a month ago to a year ago. Detailed dates and version information can be found in associated tests.
Failing and partial results are between 8 months ago and 8 months ago.
Screen Reader support by expectation
|Expectation||JAWS||Narrator||NVDA||Orca||TalkBack||VoiceOver (iOS)||VoiceOver (macOS)|
|MUST convey the disabled state||supported||supported||supported||supported||supported||supported||supported||partial (1/2)||supported||supported|
Voice Control support by expectation
|Expectation||Dragon Naturally Speaking||Voice Access (Android)||Voice Control (iOS)||Voice Control (MacOS)||Windows Speech Recognition|
|MAY convey the disabled state||no known support||supported with 1 unknown result||unknown||supported with 1 unknown result||unknown|
Expectation: convey the disabled state
Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:
- Screen Readers: MUST
- Voice Control: MAY
Examples of assistive technologies support this expectation:
- Screen readers might convey the disabled state by announcing "disabled", "unavailable", or "dimmed"
- Screen readers might convey the disabled state of certain embedded controls, such as the option element, by skipping it when navigating embedded controls
- Voice control software might not include the element in operations, for example it might not flag the element with a number or respond to name commands
|Test||JAWS||Narrator||NVDA||Orca||TalkBack||VoiceOver (iOS)||VoiceOver (macOS)|
|HTML button[type="button" disabled]||supported||supported||supported||supported||supported||supported||supported||supported||supported||supported|
|HTML select element test||supported||supported||supported||supported||supported||supported||supported||none||supported||supported|
|Test||Dragon Naturally Speaking||Voice Access (Android)||Voice Control (iOS)||Voice Control (MacOS)||Windows Speech Recognition|
|HTML button[type="button" disabled]||unknown||unknown||unknown||unknown||unknown|
|HTML select element test||none||supported||unknown||supported||unknown|