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ol element (html)

Screen reader support level: partial (29/30)

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Failing or partial results may be out of date.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 rolesupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported
MUST convey the boundaries of the elementsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported
MUST convey the number of items in the listsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportednonesupported
SHOULD convey the nesting levelsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportednonenonesupportedsupportednonesupported

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 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 this expectation for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA

Examples:

  • Typically, the word "list" is announced when entering the list, then the number of each item is announced when entering a list item. Together, these two pieces of information convey the unordered list role.
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey its role'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
HTML Ordered list testsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported

Expectation: convey the boundaries of the element

Rationale:

A user needs to know when they enter and exit an element

Strength of this expectation for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA

Examples:

  • In reading mode, there might be a stop for both the start end end of the list. When entering the list, something like "list of x items" might announced. When leaving the list, something like "end of list" might announced.
  • In reading mode, there might not be a stop for the start or end of the list. In this case, the screen reader might announce the first item as something like 1 of x, and the last item as x of x, or otherwise announce the the boundaries when entering or exiting the list.
  • In interaction mode, there will not be a stop for the start or end of the list. In this case, the screen reader might announce the first item as something like "list of x items", and the last item as "x of x", or "end of list", or otherwise announce the the boundaries when entering or exiting the list.
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey the boundaries of the element'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
HTML Ordered list testsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported

Expectation: convey the number of items in the list

Rationale:

A user needs to be able to understand how many items are in the list

Strength of this expectation for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA

Examples:

  • Typically, the word "list" is announced when entering the list. The list item's number is announced when entering a list item. Together, these two pieces of information convey the ordered list role.
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey the number of items in the list'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
HTML Ordered list testsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportednonesupported

Expectation: convey the nesting level

Rationale:

A screen reader user might find it helpful to know what nesting level they are at.

Strength of this expectation for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: SHOULD
  • Voice Control: NA

Examples:

  • A screen reader might announce something like "nesting level x" when entering a nested list
Screen Reader support for 'SHOULD convey the nesting level'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
HTML Ordered list testsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportednonenonesupportedsupportednonesupported

Related features

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

li element (html)

DragonJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoice AccessVC iOSVC MacOSVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)Speech Recognition
not applicablesupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportednot applicablenot applicablenot applicablesome partial supportpartial (1/3)not applicable