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section element (html)

Support level: supported with 9 unknown results

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Per the HTML AAM spec, a section element will be mapped to the region role if the section element has an accessible name. Otherwise, no corresponding role. Only the aria-label, aria-labelledby, and title attributes can provide an accessible name.

Expectations

Expectations are conditions that must be met for the feature to be considered as "supported". Only "MUST" expectations need to be met for minimal "support". "SHOULD" and "MAY" expectations indicates support that goes above and beyond. Note that there is not an explicit standard that dictates these expectations, and as such, they are likely opinionated. As such, a feature might not meet all "MUST" expectations but still be usable (potentially frustratingly so). Additionally, the assistive technology may provide many different commands to read, navigate, or otherwise interact with a feature. Only one command is required to pass for the expectation to be minimally supported.

Summary of support by expectation type

MUSTSHOULDMAY
supported with 9 unknown results

Summary of support by expectation and assistive technology

ExpectationDragon Naturally SpeakingJAWSNarratorNVDATalkBackVoiceOver for iOSVoiceOver for macOS
MUST convey a region role if it is named via aria-labelnot applicablesupported with 2 unknown resultssupportedsupported with 1 unknown resultunknownunknownsupported
MUST not convey a region role if it is not named via aria-labelnot applicablesupported with 2 unknown resultssupportedsupported with 1 unknown resultunknownsupportedsupported

The screen reader MUST convey a region role if it is named via aria-label

ATBrowserHas Support
Dragon Naturally SpeakingGoogle Chromenot applicable
JAWSGoogle Chromeunknown
JAWSInternet Explorersupported
JAWSFirefox (desktop)unknown
NarratorMicrosoft Edgesupported
NVDAGoogle Chromeunknown
NVDAFirefox (desktop)supported
TalkBackGoogle Chrome (android)unknown
VoiceOver for iOSSafari (iOS)unknown
VoiceOver for macOSSafari (macOS)supported

This expectation is referenced by 1 tests.

Tests that reference this expectation
test namehas support
HTML section element with an accessible name (aria-label)supported with 5 unknown results

The screen reader MUST not convey a region role if it is not named via aria-label

ATBrowserHas Support
Dragon Naturally SpeakingGoogle Chromenot applicable
JAWSGoogle Chromeunknown
JAWSInternet Explorersupported
JAWSFirefox (desktop)unknown
NarratorMicrosoft Edgesupported
NVDAGoogle Chromeunknown
NVDAFirefox (desktop)supported
TalkBackGoogle Chrome (android)unknown
VoiceOver for iOSSafari (iOS)supported
VoiceOver for macOSSafari (macOS)supported

This expectation is referenced by 1 tests.

Tests that reference this expectation
test namehas support
HTML section element with no accessible namesupported with 4 unknown results