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li element (html)

Screen reader support level: partial (25/30)

Voice Control support level: not applicable

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Age of results

Results across all tests for this feature range from a year ago to a year ago. Detailed dates and version information can be found in associated tests.

Caution

Failing or partial results may be out of date. The oldest result is from a year ago. Consider running the associated tests and contributing results.

Expectations

What are expectations?

Screen Reader support by expectation

ExpectationJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
MUST convey its rolesupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedpartialpartial
MUST convey its position within an ordered listsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportednonesupported
SHOULD NOT convey its position within an unordered listsupportedsupportedsupportednonesupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportednone

Voice Control support by expectation

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

Expectation: convey its role

Rationale:

A screen reader user needs to know when they enter a list item so that they can different content between items. If an item contains many lines of content, this is especially important because the boundary between items may not be clear.

Strength of this expectation for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA

Examples:

  • When in an ordered list context, the list role might be conveyed with the position of the list item (1, 2, 3, etc.).
  • When in an unordered list context, the list role might be conveyed by the word "bullet" or position in the list.
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey its role'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
HTML Ordered list testsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedpartialpartial
HTML Unordered list testsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedpartialpartial

Expectation: convey its position within an ordered list

Rationale:

A screen reader user needs to know the position of an item in a list when the order matters.

Strength of this expectation for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA

Examples:

  • Screen readers may convey the position in set as something like "1 of 3"
  • The position of the first item in the list might be implied by the first announcement of list semantics.
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey its position within an ordered list'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
HTML Ordered list testsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportednonesupported

Expectation: convey its position within an unordered list

Rationale:

When the order of items in a list does not matter, a screen reader user does not need to know the position of items. If position in set information was conveyed, users might assume that the order matters.

Strength of this expectation for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: SHOULD NOT
  • Voice Control: NA

Examples:

  • When in an unordered list context, the position in set information is omitted.
Screen Reader support for 'SHOULD NOT convey its position within an unordered list'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
HTML Unordered list testsupportedsupportedsupportednonesupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportednone

Related features

These are features that are usually used in combination with this feature.

ol element (html)

DragonJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoice AccessVC iOSVC MacOSVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)Speech Recognition
not applicablesupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportednot applicablenot applicablenot applicablepartial (2/3)supportednot applicable

ul element (html)

DragonJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoice AccessVC iOSVC MacOSVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)Speech Recognition
not applicablesupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportednot applicablenot applicablenot applicablepartial (2/3)supportednot applicable