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Test: ARIA gridcell role with aria-selected

Screen Reader support level: partial (15/40)

Voice Control support level: not applicable

This test ensures that grid cells are announced as selectable.

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Dates and Versions of tested combinations

ATAT VersionBrowserBrowser versionOS versionDate tested
JAWS2019.1906.10Chrome7519032019-07-20
JAWS2019.1906.10IE1119032019-07-20
JAWS2019.1906.10Firefox6819032019-07-20
Narrator1903Edge4419032019-07-20
NVDA2019.1.1Chrome7519032019-07-20
NVDA2019.1.1Firefox6819032019-07-20
Orca3.31.4Firefox69Ubuntu 19.042019-09-14
TalkBack7.3.0Chrome7572019-07-27
VoiceOver (iOS)12.3.1Safari12.3.112.3.12019-07-20
VoiceOver (macOS)10.14.5Safari12.1.110.14.52019-07-20

Summary of Screen Reader support by expectation

ExpectationJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
aria-selected attribute
MUST convey changes to aria-selected valuenonesupportedpartial (1/2)nonepartialnonenone
MUST convey false value by indicating that the element can be selectednonenonesupportedsupportednonenonenone
MUST convey true value by indicating that the element is currently selectedpartial (1/3)supportednoneunknownsupportednonenone
MUST convey undefined value by indicating that the element is not selectablepartial (2/3)supportednonesupportedsupportedsupportedsupported

* means that some support is hidden behind settings

Summary of Voice Control support by expectation

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

* means that some support is hidden behind settings

Detailed support results by expectation

Expectation for the aria-selected attribute: convey changes to aria-selected value

Rationale: The user needs to know that the value was successfully changed.

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA

Grading method: All of the listed commands must pass for the expectation to pass.

This expectation is from the aria-selected attribute feature.

ATBrowserHas SupportOutputAction
Dragon Naturally SpeakingChromenot applicable-More information
JAWSChromenone
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Enter or Space (Activate Button)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: target
      • virtual cursor location: target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "enter"
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JAWSIEnone
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Enter or Space (Activate Button)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: target
      • virtual cursor location: target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "enter"
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JAWSFirefoxnone
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Enter or Space (Activate Button)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: target
      • virtual cursor location: target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "enter"
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NarratorEdgeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Enter or Space Bar (Activate Item (primary action))
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "non-selected"
Notes: Narrator appears to intercept the enter key when aria-selected is set to false
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NVDAChromeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Enter or Space (Activate Button)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "not selected" or "selected"
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NVDAFirefoxnone
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Enter or Space (Activate Button)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: no announcement was made
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OrcaFirefoxnone
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Enter or Space (Activate Button)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "space"
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TalkBackChromepartial
  • Result: (partial)
    • command: double tap (Activate button)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "selected", but does not announce the transition to the unselected state
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Voice Access (Android)Chromenot applicable-More information
Voice Control (iOS)Safarinot applicable-More information
Voice Control (MacOS)Safarinot applicable-More information
VoiceOver (iOS)Safarinone
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Double tap (Activate Button)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: change of state not conveyed
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VoiceOver (macOS)Safarinone
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Enter or Space (Activate Button)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: no announcement was made
More information
Windows Speech RecognitionChromenot applicable-More information

Extended Support for: aria-selected attribute: convey changes to aria-selected value

These are less common combinations

ATBrowserHas SupportOutputAction
Dragon Naturally SpeakingIEnot applicable-More information
Dragon Naturally SpeakingFirefoxnot applicable-More information
JAWSEdgeunknown-More information
NarratorFirefoxunknown-More information
NarratorChromeunknown-More information
NarratorIEunknown-More information
NVDAIEunknown-More information
NVDAEdgeunknown-More information
TalkBackFirefoxunknown-More information
Voice Access (Android)Firefoxnot applicable-More information
VoiceOver (iOS)Chromeunknown-More information
VoiceOver (macOS)Chromeunknown-More information
VoiceOver (macOS)Firefoxunknown-More information
OrcaChromeunknown-More information
Voice Control (MacOS)Chromenot applicable-More information
Voice Control (MacOS)Firefoxnot applicable-More information
Windows Speech RecognitionEdgenot applicable-More information
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Expectation for the aria-selected attribute: convey false value by indicating that the element can be selected

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA

Grading method: Just one of the listed commands must pass for the expectation to pass.

This expectation is from the aria-selected attribute feature.

ATBrowserHas SupportOutputAction
Dragon Naturally SpeakingChromenot applicable-More information
JAWSChromenone
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "name, target 1"
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JAWSIEnone
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "target 1"
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JAWSFirefoxnone
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "target 1, type in text"
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NarratorEdgenone
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "target 1, editable, column header name, column 2 of 2"
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NVDAChromeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "target 1, not selected, row 2 name, column 2"
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NVDAFirefoxyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "not selected, row 2 name, column 2"
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OrcaFirefoxyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "2018-01-01 target 1, not selected"
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TalkBackChromenone
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Swipe right (Read next item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "target 1, name, double tap to activate"
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Voice Access (Android)Chromenot applicable-More information
Voice Control (iOS)Safarinot applicable-More information
Voice Control (MacOS)Safarinot applicable-More information
VoiceOver (iOS)Safarinone
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Swipe Right (Next item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "target 1, column 2"
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VoiceOver (macOS)Safarinone
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "target 1, you are currently on a cell"
More information
Windows Speech RecognitionChromenot applicable-More information

Extended Support for: aria-selected attribute: convey false value by indicating that the element can be selected

These are less common combinations

ATBrowserHas SupportOutputAction
Dragon Naturally SpeakingIEnot applicable-More information
Dragon Naturally SpeakingFirefoxnot applicable-More information
JAWSEdgeunknown-More information
NarratorFirefoxunknown-More information
NarratorChromeunknown-More information
NarratorIEunknown-More information
NVDAIEunknown-More information
NVDAEdgeunknown-More information
TalkBackFirefoxunknown-More information
Voice Access (Android)Firefoxnot applicable-More information
VoiceOver (iOS)Chromeunknown-More information
VoiceOver (macOS)Chromeunknown-More information
VoiceOver (macOS)Firefoxunknown-More information
OrcaChromeunknown-More information
Voice Control (MacOS)Chromenot applicable-More information
Voice Control (MacOS)Firefoxnot applicable-More information
Windows Speech RecognitionEdgenot applicable-More information
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Expectation for the aria-selected attribute: convey true value by indicating that the element is currently selected

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA

Grading method: Just one of the listed commands must pass for the expectation to pass.

This expectation is from the aria-selected attribute feature.

ATBrowserHas SupportOutputAction
Dragon Naturally SpeakingChromenot applicable-More information
JAWSChromeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "target 2, selected"
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JAWSIEnone
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "target 2"
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JAWSFirefoxnone
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "target 2, type in text"
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NarratorEdgeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "target 2, selected, editable, column header name, column 2 of 2"
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NVDAChromenone
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "target 2, row 3, column 2"
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NVDAFirefoxnone
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "not selected, row 3 name, column 2"
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OrcaFirefoxunknown
  • Result: (false)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "2018-01-02, target 2, not selected"
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TalkBackChromeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Swipe right (Read next item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "selected, target 2, name, double tap to activate"
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Voice Access (Android)Chromenot applicable-More information
Voice Control (iOS)Safarinot applicable-More information
Voice Control (MacOS)Safarinot applicable-More information
VoiceOver (iOS)Safarinone
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Swipe Right (Next item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "target 2, column 2, table end"
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VoiceOver (macOS)Safarinone
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "target 2, you are currently on a cell"
More information
Windows Speech RecognitionChromenot applicable-More information

Extended Support for: aria-selected attribute: convey true value by indicating that the element is currently selected

These are less common combinations

ATBrowserHas SupportOutputAction
Dragon Naturally SpeakingIEnot applicable-More information
Dragon Naturally SpeakingFirefoxnot applicable-More information
JAWSEdgeunknown-More information
NarratorFirefoxunknown-More information
NarratorChromeunknown-More information
NarratorIEunknown-More information
NVDAIEunknown-More information
NVDAEdgeunknown-More information
TalkBackFirefoxunknown-More information
Voice Access (Android)Firefoxnot applicable-More information
VoiceOver (iOS)Chromeunknown-More information
VoiceOver (macOS)Chromeunknown-More information
VoiceOver (macOS)Firefoxunknown-More information
OrcaChromeunknown-More information
Voice Control (MacOS)Chromenot applicable-More information
Voice Control (MacOS)Firefoxnot applicable-More information
Windows Speech RecognitionEdgenot applicable-More information
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Expectation for the aria-selected attribute: convey undefined value by indicating that the element is not selectable

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA

Grading method: Just one of the listed commands must pass for the expectation to pass.

This expectation is from the aria-selected attribute feature.

ATBrowserHas SupportOutputAction
Dragon Naturally SpeakingChromenot applicable-More information
JAWSChromenone
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "Grid, date, column 1, row 2, 2018-01-01, selected"
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JAWSIEyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "column 0, row 1, 2018-01-01"
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JAWSFirefoxyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "table, column 1, row 2, grid, 2018-01-01, type in text"
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NarratorEdgeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "Table, has 3 rows, 2 columns, January 1st, 2018, editable, column header date, row 2 of 3, column 1 of 2"
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NVDAChromenone
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "table, 2018-01-01, selected"
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NVDAFirefoxnone
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "table, editable, not selected"
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OrcaFirefoxyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "table with 3 rows, 2 columns, date column header, 2018-01-01, focus mode"
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TalkBackChromeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Swipe right (Read next item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "2018-01-01, row 2, Date, double tap to activate"
More information
Voice Access (Android)Chromenot applicable-More information
Voice Control (iOS)Safarinot applicable-More information
Voice Control (MacOS)Safarinot applicable-More information
VoiceOver (iOS)Safariyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Swipe Right (Next item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "2018-01-01, row 2, column 1"
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VoiceOver (macOS)Safariyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "January 1 2018, table, 2 columns, 2 rows"
More information
Windows Speech RecognitionChromenot applicable-More information

Extended Support for: aria-selected attribute: convey undefined value by indicating that the element is not selectable

These are less common combinations

ATBrowserHas SupportOutputAction
Dragon Naturally SpeakingIEnot applicable-More information
Dragon Naturally SpeakingFirefoxnot applicable-More information
JAWSEdgeunknown-More information
NarratorFirefoxunknown-More information
NarratorChromeunknown-More information
NarratorIEunknown-More information
NVDAIEunknown-More information
NVDAEdgeunknown-More information
TalkBackFirefoxunknown-More information
Voice Access (Android)Firefoxnot applicable-More information
VoiceOver (iOS)Chromeunknown-More information
VoiceOver (macOS)Chromeunknown-More information
VoiceOver (macOS)Firefoxunknown-More information
OrcaChromeunknown-More information
Voice Control (MacOS)Chromenot applicable-More information
Voice Control (MacOS)Firefoxnot applicable-More information
Windows Speech RecognitionEdgenot applicable-More information
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History

  • 2018-10-26 Test created
  • 2019-08-02 Updated to test more values
  • 2019-09-14 Added Orca results