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optgroup element (html)

Screen reader support level: partial (3/30)

Voice Control support level: not applicable

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The optgroup element represents a group of option elements with a common label.

Expectations

What are expectations?

Screen Reader support by expectation

ExpectationJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
MUST convey an appropriate rolenonenonenonenonenonenonenone
MUST convey an appropriate namesome partial supportnonenonenonesupportedsupportedsupported
MUST convey the boundaries of the elementnonenonenonenonenonenonenone

Voice Control support by expectation

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

Expectation: convey an appropriate role

Rationale: A screen reader user needs to know that options are in a group.

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey an appropriate role'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
HTML select element testnonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenone

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: NA
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey an appropriate name'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
HTML select element testnonepartialnonenonenonenonenonesupportedsupportedsupported

Expectation: convey the boundaries of the element

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

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey the boundaries of the element'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
HTML select element testnonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenone

Related features

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

select element (html)

DragonJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoice AccessVC iOSVC MacOSVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)Speech Recognition
supportedpartial (9/12)supportedsupportedsupportedpartial (3/4)partial (1/2)supportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported

option element (html)

DragonJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoice AccessVC iOSVC MacOSVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)Speech Recognition
partial (1/5)partial (8/15)partial (4/5)partial (7/10)partial (3/5)supportedsupportednonepartial (3/5)partial (4/5)partial (2/5)none