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scope attribute (html)

Screen reader support level: partial (17/20)

Voice Control support level: not applicable

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The HTML scope attributes lets authors define the scope of a table header (row or column).

Expectations

What are expectations?

Screen Reader support by expectation

ExpectationJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
MUST convey the header according to context if scope is set to "auto"supportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedpartialpartial
MUST convey the header as a row header if the scope is set to "row"supportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportednonesupported

Voice Control support by expectation

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

Expectation: convey the header according to context if scope is set to "auto"

Rationale: The user needs to be able to determine what headers a cell belongs to.

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey the header according to context if scope is set to "auto"'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
Example 1: Table with header cells in the top row onlysupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedpartialpartial

Expectation: convey the header as a column header if the scope is set to "column"

Rationale: The user needs to be able to determine what headers a cell belongs to.

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA

No tests reference this expectation yet.

Expectation: convey the header as a row header if the scope is set to "row"

Rationale: The user needs to be able to determine what headers a cell belongs to.

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey the header as a row header if the scope is set to "row"'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
HTML td element with a row header (th[scope="row"])supportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportednonesupported