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th element (html)

Screen reader support level: partial (39/40)

Voice Control support level: not applicable

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Age of results

Results across all tests for this feature range from 9 months ago to 2 years ago. Detailed dates and version information can be found in associated tests.

Failing and partial results are between 9 months ago and 9 months ago.

Expectations

What are expectations?

Screen Reader support by expectation

ExpectationJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
MUST convey the position of the header (row/column)supportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported
MUST convey its rolesupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedpartial (1/2)supported

Voice Control support by expectation

ExpectationDragon Naturally SpeakingVoice Access (Android)Voice Control (iOS)Voice Control (MacOS)Windows Speech Recognition
ChromeChromeSafariSafariChrome
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 this expectation 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 its role

Rationale:

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

Strength of this expectation for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA

Examples:

  • A screen reader might announce an element as something like "<name>, <role>"
  • A screen reader might imply the role by the presence of certain context roles
  • Voice Control software might let the user say something like "click, <role>".
  • Voice Control software might let the user say something like "show numbers", and interactive roles will be flagged with numbers.

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