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figcaption element (html)

Screen reader support level: partial (25/67)

Voice Control support level: unknown

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Age of results

Results across all tests for this feature range from a year ago to 3 years ago. Detailed dates and version information can be found in associated tests.

Caution

Failing or partial results may be out of date. The oldest result is from 3 years ago. Consider running the associated tests and contributing results.

Expectations

What are expectations?

Screen Reader support by expectation

ExpectationJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeEdgeFirefoxEdgeChromeEdgeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
MUST convey its rolenonenonenonenonenoneunknownnonepartial (1/2)nonenonenone
MUST convey the boundaries of the elementpartial (1/2)partial (1/2)partial (1/2)nonenoneunknownnonepartial (1/2)nonenonenone
MUST allow navigating contentsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedunknownsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported

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 this expectation for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA

Examples:

  • 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)
ChromeEdgeFirefoxEdgeChromeEdgeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
Figure test 1 - name from figcaptionnonenonenonenonenoneunknownnonesupportednonenonenone
Figure test 2 - name from authornonenonenonenonenoneunknownnonenonenonenonenone

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 this expectation for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA

Examples:

  • 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)
ChromeEdgeFirefoxEdgeChromeEdgeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
Figure test 1 - name from figcaptionsupportedsupportedsupportednonenoneunknownnonesupportednonenonenone
Figure test 2 - name from authornonenonenonenonenoneunknownnonenonenonenonenone

Expectation: allow navigating content

Rationale:

A user needs to be able to navigate the content

Strength of this expectation for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA

Examples:

  • 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)
ChromeEdgeFirefoxEdgeChromeEdgeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
Figure test 1 - name from figcaptionsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedunknownsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported
Figure test 2 - name from authorsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedunknownsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported

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
unknownsupported with 1 unknown resultpartial (3/13)partial (6/37)supported with 1 unknown resultpartial (3/13)unknownunknownunknownpartial (3/13)partial (9/13)unknown

We are missing data on some combinations.