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

Screen reader support level: partial (15/20)

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 the heading role, level, and namepartial (4/6)supportedsupportedpartial (1/2)partial (1/2)supportedpartial (1/2)
SHOULD provide shortcuts to jump to headingspartial (3/6)supportedsupportedsupportedpartial (1/2)supportedsupported

Voice Control support by expectation

ExpectationDragon Naturally SpeakingVoice Access (Android)Voice Control (iOS)Voice Control (MacOS)Windows Speech Recognition
Not applicable

Expectation: 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.

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey the heading role, level, and name'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
HTML and ARIA headings testpartial (1/2)supportedpartial (1/2)supportedsupportedsupportedpartial (1/2)partial (1/2)supportedpartial (1/2)
HTML basic details/summary test with a heading in the summarypartial (1/2)supportedpartial (1/2)supportedsupportedsupportedpartial (1/2)partial (1/2)supportedpartial (1/2)

Expectation: 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.

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: SHOULD
  • Voice Control: NA
Screen Reader support for 'SHOULD provide shortcuts to jump to headings'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
HTML and ARIA headings testpartial (1/2)partial (1/2)partial (1/2)supportedsupportedsupportedsupportedpartial (1/2)supportedsupported
HTML basic details/summary test with a heading in the summarypartial (1/2)partial (1/2)partial (1/2)supportedsupportedsupportedsupportedpartial (1/2)supportedsupported