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Screen reader support level: partial (63/120)

Voice Control support level: not applicable

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Age of results

Results across all tests for this feature range from a year ago to a year 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Failing or partial results may be out of date.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 a year ago. Consider running the associated tests and contributing results.

Expectations

What are expectations?

Screen Reader support by expectation

ExpectationJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
MUST convey its rolesupportednonesupportednonenonenonesupportednonenonepartial (2/3)
MUST convey its namesupportednonesupportednonenonenonesupportednonenonepartial (2/3)
MUST convey the boundaries of the elementsupportednonesupportednonenonenonesupportednonenonepartial (2/3)
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:

A screen reader user needs to know how they can interact with the element. Voice control software might use the role to help users activate controls that do not have a visible name.

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 "figure"

Expectation: convey its name

Rationale:

A screen reader user needs to know what to enter.

Strength of this expectation for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA

Examples:

  • A screen reader might source the name from the "figcapion", "aria-label" attribute, "aria-labelledby" attribute, or "title" attribute

Expectation: convey the boundaries of the element

Rationale:

A user needs to know when they enter and exit an element

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)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
Figure test 1 - name from figcaptionsupportednonesupportednonenonenonesupportednonenonesupported
Figure test 2 - name from authorsupportednonesupportednonenonenonesupportednonenonesupported
Figure test 3 - no figcaptionsupportednonesupportednonenonenonesupportednonenonenone

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.

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 (9/18)partial (2/6)partial (4/12)partial (4/6)partial (2/6)not applicablenot applicablenot applicablepartial (2/6)partial (2/6)not applicable