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Screen reader support level: partial (25/60)

Voice Control support level: not applicable

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Expectations

What are expectations?

Screen Reader support by expectation

ExpectationJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
MUST convey an appropriate rolenonenonenonepartial (1/2)nonenonenone
MUST convey the boundaries of the elementpartial (3/6)nonenonepartial (1/2)nonenonenone
MUST allow navigating contentsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported

Voice Control support by expectation

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

Expectation: convey an appropriate 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
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey an appropriate role'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
Figure test 1 - name from figcaptionnonenonenonenonenonenonepartial (1/2)nonenonenone
Figure test 2 - name from authornonenonenonenonenonenonepartial (1/2)nonenonenone

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
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey the boundaries of the element'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
Figure test 1 - name from figcaptionpartial (1/2)partial (1/2)partial (1/2)nonenonenonepartial (1/2)nonenonenone
Figure test 2 - name from authorpartial (1/2)partial (1/2)partial (1/2)nonenonenonepartial (1/2)nonenonenone

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
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.

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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