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th element (html)

Screen reader support level: partial (37/40)

Voice Control support level: not applicable

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Expectations

What are expectations?

Screen Reader support by expectation

ExpectationJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
MUST convey the position of the header (row/column)supportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported
MUST convey that the cell is a headersupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsome partial supportpartial (1/2)

Voice Control support by expectation

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

Expectation: convey the position of the header (row/column)

Rationale: A user needs to be able to determine where they are while navigating a table.

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey the position of the header (row/column)'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
HTML td element with a row header (th[scope="row"])supportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported
Example 1: Table with header cells in the top row onlysupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported

Expectation: convey that the cell is a header

Rationale: A user needs to be able to determine what headers apply to a given cell.

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey that the cell is a header'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
HTML td element with a row header (th[scope="row"])supportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsome partial supportpartial (1/2)
Example 1: Table with header cells in the top row onlysupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsome partial supportpartial (1/2)

Related features

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

table element (html)

DragonJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoice AccessVC iOSVC MacOSVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)Speech Recognition
not applicablesupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportednot applicablenot applicablenot applicablesupportedsupportednot applicable

td element (html)

DragonJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoice AccessVC iOSVC MacOSVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)Speech Recognition
not applicablesupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportednot applicablenot applicablenot applicablesupportedsupportednot applicable