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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 2 unknown resultspartial (15/18)

Summary of support by expectation and assistive technology

ExpectationDragon Naturally SpeakingJAWSNarratorNVDATalkBackVoiceOver for iOSVoiceOver for macOS
MUST convey the position of the header (row/column)not applicablesupportedsupportedsupportedunknownsupportedsupported
MAY convey that the cell is a headernot applicablesupportedsupportedsupportedunknownpartial (1/2)supported

The screen reader MUST convey the position of the header (row/column)

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

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

This expectation is referenced by 2 tests.

Tests that reference this expectation
test namehas support
HTML td element with a row header (th[scope="row"])partial (54/63)
Example 1: Table with header cells in the top row onlysupported with 7 unknown results

The screen reader MAY convey that the cell is a header

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

ATBrowserHas Support
Dragon Naturally SpeakingGoogle Chromenot applicable
JAWSGoogle Chromesupported
JAWSInternet Explorersupported
JAWSFirefox (desktop)supported
NarratorMicrosoft Edgesupported
NVDAGoogle Chromesupported
NVDAFirefox (desktop)supported
TalkBackGoogle Chrome (android)unknown
VoiceOver for iOSSafari (iOS)partial (1/2)
VoiceOver for macOSSafari (macOS)supported

This expectation is referenced by 2 tests.

Tests that reference this expectation
test namehas support
HTML td element with a row header (th[scope="row"])partial (54/63)
Example 1: Table with header cells in the top row onlysupported with 7 unknown results