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h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, and h6 elements (html)

Support level: partial (28/36)

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Expectations

Expectations are conditions that must be met for the feature to be considered as "supported". Only "MUST" expectations need to be met for minimal "support". "SHOULD" and "MAY" expectations indicates support that goes above and beyond. Note that there is not an explicit standard that dictates these expectations, and as such, they are likely opinionated. As such, a feature might not meet all "MUST" expectations but still be usable (potentially frustratingly so). Additionally, the assistive technology may provide many different commands to read, navigate, or otherwise interact with a feature. Only one command is required to pass for the expectation to be minimally supported.

Summary of support by expectation type

MUSTSHOULDMAY
partial (14/18)partial (14/18)

Summary of support by expectation and assistive technology

ExpectationDragon Naturally SpeakingJAWSNarratorNVDATalkBackVoiceOver for iOSVoiceOver for macOS
MUST convey the heading role, level, and namenot applicablepartial (4/6)supportedsupportedpartial (1/2)supportedpartial (1/2)
SHOULD provide shortcuts to jump to headingsnot applicablepartial (3/6)supportedsupportedpartial (1/2)supportedsupported

The screen reader MUST convey the heading role, level, and name

Rationale: The user needs to know that the element describes the following content, the level of the heading in the document outline, and the name of the heading.

ATBrowserHas Support
Dragon Naturally SpeakingGoogle Chromenot applicable
JAWSGoogle Chromepartial (1/2)
JAWSInternet Explorersupported
JAWSFirefox (desktop)partial (1/2)
NarratorMicrosoft Edgesupported
NVDAGoogle Chromesupported
NVDAFirefox (desktop)supported
TalkBackGoogle Chrome (android)partial (1/2)
VoiceOver for iOSSafari (iOS)supported
VoiceOver for macOSSafari (macOS)partial (1/2)

This expectation is referenced by 2 tests.

Tests that reference this expectation
test namehas support
HTML and ARIA headings testsupported
HTML basic details/summary test with a heading in the summarypartial (48/64)

The screen reader SHOULD provide shortcuts to jump to headings

Rationale: Headings provide an outline of the page and users need to be able to quickly navigate to different sections of the page.

ATBrowserHas Support
Dragon Naturally SpeakingGoogle Chromenot applicable
JAWSGoogle Chromepartial (1/2)
JAWSInternet Explorerpartial (1/2)
JAWSFirefox (desktop)partial (1/2)
NarratorMicrosoft Edgesupported
NVDAGoogle Chromesupported
NVDAFirefox (desktop)supported
TalkBackGoogle Chrome (android)partial (1/2)
VoiceOver for iOSSafari (iOS)supported
VoiceOver for macOSSafari (macOS)supported

This expectation is referenced by 2 tests.

Tests that reference this expectation
test namehas support
HTML and ARIA headings testsupported
HTML basic details/summary test with a heading in the summarypartial (48/64)