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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 (iOS)VoiceOver (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 (Android)Voice Control (iOS)Voice Control (MacOS)Windows Speech Recognition
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
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey an appropriate role'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
Figure test 1 - name from figcaptionsupportednonesupportednonenonenonesupportednonenonepartial (2/3)
Figure test 2 - name from authorsupportednonesupportednonenonenonesupportednonenonepartial (2/3)
Figure test 3 - no figcaptionsupportednonesupportednonenonenonesupportednonenonepartial (2/3)

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
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey an appropriate name'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
Figure test 1 - name from figcaptionsupportednonesupportednonenonenonesupportednonenonepartial (2/3)
Figure test 2 - name from authorsupportednonesupportednonenonenonesupportednonenonepartial (2/3)
Figure test 3 - no figcaptionsupportednonesupportednonenonenonesupportednonenonepartial (2/3)

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
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey the boundaries of the element'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
Figure test 1 - name from figcaptionsupportednonesupportednonenonenonesupportednonenonepartial (2/3)
Figure test 2 - name from authorsupportednonesupportednonenonenonesupportednonenonepartial (2/3)
Figure test 3 - no figcaptionsupportednonesupportednonenonenonesupportednonenonepartial (2/3)

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
Figure test 3 - no figcaptionsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported

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