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Screen reader support level: partial (63/120)

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 rolepartial (6/9)nonenonesupportednonenonepartial (2/3)
MUST convey an appropriate namepartial (6/9)nonenonesupportednonenonepartial (2/3)
MUST convey the boundaries of the elementpartial (6/9)nonenonesupportednonenonepartial (2/3)
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: 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 these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA
ATBrowserHas Support
Dragon Naturally SpeakingGoogle Chromenot applicable
JAWSGoogle Chromesupported
JAWSInternet Explorernone
JAWSFirefox (desktop)supported
NarratorMicrosoft Edgenone
NVDAGoogle Chromenone
NVDAFirefox (desktop)none
OrcaFirefox (desktop)supported
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)partial (2/3)

This expectation is referenced by 3 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
Figure test 3 - no figcaptionpartial (19/40)not applicable

Expectation: convey an appropriate name

Rationale: A screen reader user needs to know what to enter.

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 Explorernone
JAWSFirefox (desktop)supported
NarratorMicrosoft Edgenone
NVDAGoogle Chromenone
NVDAFirefox (desktop)none
OrcaFirefox (desktop)supported
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)partial (2/3)

This expectation is referenced by 3 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
Figure test 3 - no figcaptionpartial (19/40)not applicable

Expectation: convey the boundaries of the element

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

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 Explorernone
JAWSFirefox (desktop)supported
NarratorMicrosoft Edgenone
NVDAGoogle Chromenone
NVDAFirefox (desktop)none
OrcaFirefox (desktop)supported
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)partial (2/3)

This expectation is referenced by 3 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
Figure test 3 - no figcaptionpartial (19/40)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 3 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
Figure test 3 - no figcaptionpartial (19/40)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 (9/18)partial (2/6)partial (4/12)partial (4/6)partial (2/6)not applicablenot applicablenot applicablepartial (2/6)partial (2/6)