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input[type="text"] element (html)

Screen reader support level: partial (75/80)

Voice Control support level: partial (16/18)

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Expectations

What are expectations?

Screen Reader support by expectation

ExpectationJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
MUST convey an appropriate namepartial (5/6)supportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedpartial (1/2)
MUST convey an appropriate rolesupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedpartial (1/2)
MUST convey changes in valuepartial (4/6)supportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported
MUST convey the current valuesupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported
SHOULD provide shortcuts to jump to this rolesupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported

Voice Control support by expectation

ExpectationDragon Naturally SpeakingVoice Access (Android)Voice Control (iOS)Voice Control (MacOS)Windows Speech Recognition
MUST convey an appropriate namesupportednonesupportedsupportedsupported
MUST convey an appropriate rolesupportedsupportednot applicablesupportedsupported

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: MUST
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey an appropriate name'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
HTML input with datalist testpartial (1/2)supportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedpartial (1/2)
Basic html text input testpartial (1/2)supportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedpartial (1/2)
Voice Control support for 'MUST convey an appropriate name'
TestDragon Naturally SpeakingVoice Access (Android)Voice Control (iOS)Voice Control (MacOS)Windows Speech Recognition
ChromeChromeSafariSafariChrome
HTML input with datalist testsupportednonesupportedsupportedsupported
Basic html text input testsupportednonesupportedsupportedsupported

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: MUST
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey an appropriate role'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
HTML input with datalist testsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedpartial (1/2)
Basic html text input testsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedpartial (1/2)
Voice Control support for 'MUST convey an appropriate role'
TestDragon Naturally SpeakingVoice Access (Android)Voice Control (iOS)Voice Control (MacOS)Windows Speech Recognition
ChromeChromeSafariSafariChrome
HTML input with datalist testsupportedsupportednot applicablesupportedsupported
Basic html text input testsupportedsupportednot applicablesupportedsupported

Expectation: convey changes in value

Rationale: The user needs to know that the value was successfully changed.

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey changes in value'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
HTML input with datalist testsupportedpartial (1/2)partial (1/2)supportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported
Basic html text input testsupportedpartial (1/2)partial (1/2)supportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported

Expectation: convey the current value

Rationale: A screen reader user needs to know the current value of the input.

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey the current value'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
HTML input with datalist testsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported
Basic html text input testsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported

Expectation: provide shortcuts to jump to this role

Rationale: Screen reader users might want to quickly navigate to elements of this type.

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 this role'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
HTML input with datalist testsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported
Basic html text input testsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported