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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 for iOSVoiceOver for 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 for AndroidVoice Control for iOSVoice Control for MacOS
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
ATBrowserHas Support
Dragon Naturally SpeakingGoogle Chromenot applicable
JAWSGoogle Chromenone
JAWSInternet Explorernone
JAWSFirefox (desktop)none
NarratorMicrosoft Edgenone
NVDAGoogle Chromenone
NVDAFirefox (desktop)none
OrcaFirefox (desktop)partial (1/2)
TalkBackGoogle Chrome (android)none
Voice Access for AndroidGoogle Chrome (android)not applicable
Voice Control for iOSSafari (iOS)not applicable
Voice Control for MacOSSafari (macOS)not applicable
VoiceOver for iOSSafari (iOS)none
VoiceOver for macOSSafari (macOS)none

This expectation is referenced by 2 tests.

Tests that reference this expectation
Test nameScreen Reader supportVoice Control support
Figure test 1 - name from figcaptionpartial (37/70)not applicable
Figure test 2 - name from authorpartial (32/70)not applicable

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
ATBrowserHas Support
Dragon Naturally SpeakingGoogle Chromenot applicable
JAWSGoogle Chromepartial (1/2)
JAWSInternet Explorerpartial (1/2)
JAWSFirefox (desktop)partial (1/2)
NarratorMicrosoft Edgenone
NVDAGoogle Chromenone
NVDAFirefox (desktop)none
OrcaFirefox (desktop)partial (1/2)
TalkBackGoogle Chrome (android)none
Voice Access for AndroidGoogle Chrome (android)not applicable
Voice Control for iOSSafari (iOS)not applicable
Voice Control for MacOSSafari (macOS)not applicable
VoiceOver for iOSSafari (iOS)none
VoiceOver for macOSSafari (macOS)none

This expectation is referenced by 2 tests.

Tests that reference this expectation
Test nameScreen Reader supportVoice Control support
Figure test 1 - name from figcaptionpartial (37/70)not applicable
Figure test 2 - name from authorpartial (32/70)not applicable

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
ATBrowserHas Support
Dragon Naturally SpeakingGoogle Chromenot applicable
JAWSGoogle Chromesupported
JAWSInternet Explorersupported
JAWSFirefox (desktop)supported
NarratorMicrosoft Edgesupported
NVDAGoogle Chromesupported
NVDAFirefox (desktop)supported
OrcaFirefox (desktop)supported
TalkBackGoogle Chrome (android)supported
Voice Access for AndroidGoogle Chrome (android)not applicable
Voice Control for iOSSafari (iOS)not applicable
Voice Control for MacOSSafari (macOS)not applicable
VoiceOver for iOSSafari (iOS)supported
VoiceOver for macOSSafari (macOS)supported

This expectation is referenced by 2 tests.

Tests that reference this expectation
Test nameScreen Reader supportVoice Control support
Figure test 1 - name from figcaptionpartial (37/70)not applicable
Figure test 2 - name from authorpartial (32/70)not applicable

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)
not applicablepartial (27/36)partial (3/12)partial (6/24)supportedpartial (3/12)not applicablenot applicablenot applicablepartial (3/12)partial (9/12)