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Test: aria-hidden on a text input

Current support: partial (2/10)

This test uses aria-hidden='true' on a div containing a text input

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <title>Aria hidden text input (custom)</title>
    <p>Some text before the form control</p>
    <div aria-hidden="true">
        <label for="target">Your name</label>
        <input type="text" id="target" />
    <p>Some text after the form control</p>

Support tables

Assertions are conditions that must be met for the feature to be considered as "supported". Only "MUST" assertions need to be met for minimal "support". "SHOULD" and "MAY" assertions indicates support that goes above and beyond. Note that there is not an explicit standard that dictates these assertions, and as such, they are likely opinionated. Minimal support reflects that the structure, relationships, and functionality of the feature are conveyed and operable by assistive technology rather than minimal conformance to any specific WCAG SC. As such, a feature might not meet all "MUST" assertions but still be usable (potentially frustratingly so).

Assertion support summary by type of assertion
partial (2/10)nana

Assertion support summary by assertion

FeatureAssertionSupportHas failing tests
aria-hidden attributeThe screen reader MUST convey the presence of the element if it has aria-hidden="true"partial (2/10)No

aria-hidden attribute: The screen reader MUST convey the presence of the element if it has aria-hidden="true"

This assertion is from the aria-hidden attribute feature.

ATBrowserHas SupportOutputAction
Dragon Naturally SpeakingInternet Explorerunknown-More information
JAWSGoogle Chromeunknown-More information
JAWSInternet Explorerunknown-More information
JAWSFirefox (desktop)unknown-More information
NarratorMicrosoft Edgeunknown-More information
NVDAGoogle Chromeunknown-More information
NVDA 2018.2.1Firefox (desktop) 61.0.1yes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: down arrow
    • Output: (target not read)
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Tab
    • Output: Your name edit has auto complete
Notes: When using focus mode (tab key) the control is still read. This is because the `aria-hidden="true"` does not make elements in the sub tree inert. It is the author's responsibility to make controls inert. See [nvaccess/nvda #5014]( for more information.
More information
TalkBackGoogle Chrome (android)unknown-More information
VoiceOver for iOSSafari (iOS)unknown-More information
VoiceOver for macOS 10.13.6Safari (macOS) 11.1.2yes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: VO + Right arrow
    • Output: (nothing)
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Tab
    • Output: (nothing)
Notes: When pressing tab, the hidden input does receive focus but is not announced in the traditional sense. Depending on the exact order of key-presses, VoiceOver will either announce the page title or that 'you are currently on a text field' (no label is announced). This is accurate because aria-hidden will not remove an element from the tab index.
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Extended Support for: aria-hidden attribute: The screen reader MUST convey the presence of the element if it has aria-hidden="true"

These are less common combinations

ATBrowserHas SupportOutputAction
Dragon Naturally SpeakingFirefox (desktop)unknown-More information
Dragon Naturally SpeakingGoogle Chromeunknown-More information
JAWSMicrosoft Edgeunknown-More information
NarratorFirefox (desktop)unknown-More information
NarratorGoogle Chromeunknown-More information
NarratorInternet Explorerunknown-More information
NVDAInternet Explorerunknown-More information
NVDAMicrosoft Edgeunknown-More information
TalkBackFirefox (desktop)unknown-More information
VoiceOver for iOSGoogle Chrome (ios)unknown-More information
VoiceOver for macOSGoogle Chromeunknown-More information
VoiceOver for macOSFirefox (desktop)unknown-More information


  • 2018-08-02 NVDA/Firefox support added. Thank you @ShadowBB
  • 2018-07-22 Sample data has been added. This data has not been verified.
  • 2018-08-19 vo_macos/safari support updated