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figcaption element (html)

Screen reader support level: partial (25/60)

Voice Control support level: not applicable

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Age of results

Results across all tests for this feature range from 9 months ago to 9 months ago. Detailed dates and version information can be found in associated tests.

Failing and partial results are between 9 months ago and 9 months ago.

Expectations

What are expectations?

Screen Reader support by expectation

ExpectationJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
MUST convey its rolenonenonenonenonenonenonepartial (1/2)nonenonenone
MUST convey the boundaries of the elementpartial (1/2)partial (1/2)partial (1/2)nonenonenonepartial (1/2)nonenonenone
MUST allow navigating contentsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported

Voice Control support by expectation

ExpectationDragon Naturally SpeakingVoice Access (Android)Voice Control (iOS)Voice Control (MacOS)Windows Speech Recognition
ChromeChromeSafariSafariChrome
Not applicable

Expectation: convey its role

Rationale: Screen reader users might need to differentiate between figure content and figcaption content

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA

Examples of assistive technologies support this expectation:

  • A screen reader might convey the role as something like "figcapion" or "caption"
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey its role'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
Figure test 1 - name from figcaptionnonenonenonenonenonenonesupportednonenonenone
Figure test 2 - name from authornonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenone

Expectation: convey the boundaries of the element

Rationale: Screen reader users might need to differentiate between figure content, figcaption content, and other content

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA

Examples of assistive technologies support this expectation:

  • A screen reader might announce the role of the element when entering and say something like "leaving" when exiting.
  • A screen reader might not explicitly announce entering and existing the element, but instead imply that the is in the containing object by conveying the roles of required children (options in a listbox for example).
  • A screen reader might announce position in set information such as "1 of 6".
  • A screen reader might not convey boundaries if the content fits on a single line
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey the boundaries of the element'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
Figure test 1 - name from figcaptionsupportedsupportedsupportednonenonenonesupportednonenonenone
Figure test 2 - name from authornonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenone

Expectation: allow navigating content

Rationale: A user needs to be able to navigate the content

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA

Examples of assistive technologies support this expectation:

  • A screen reader might allow reading-mode navigation, such as reading line-by-line.
Screen Reader support for 'MUST allow navigating content'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
Figure test 1 - name from figcaptionsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported
Figure test 2 - name from authorsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported

Related features

These are features that are usually used in combination with this feature.

figure element (html)

DragonJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoice AccessVC iOSVC MacOSVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)Speech Recognition
not applicablepartial (27/36)partial (3/12)partial (6/24)supportedpartial (3/12)not applicablenot applicablenot applicablepartial (3/12)partial (9/12)not applicable