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Test: HTML option[lang] element

Screen Reader support level: partial (1/10)

Voice Control support level: not applicable

This test ensures that option elements with a lang attribute are announced correctly.

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <title>HTML option element with lang attribute</title>
<p>Use the screen reader to announce the target element.</p>

<label for="language-picker">
    Select language with lang set
    <select id="language-picker">
        <option lang="en">English</option>
        <option lang="fr">Français</option>
        <option id="target" lang="zh">中文 (简体)</option>

Dates and Versions of tested combinations

ATAT VersionBrowserBrowser versionOS versionDate tested
NVDA2018.3.2Firefox (desktop)62177632018-10-19
VoiceOver for macOS10.14Safari (macOS)1210.142018-10-19

Summary of Screen Reader support by expectation

ExpectationJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver for iOSVoiceOver for macOS
lang attribute
MUST switch to the specified language if it is validunknownunknownsupported with 1 unknown resultunknownunknownunknownnone

* means that some support is hidden behind settings

Summary of Voice Control support by expectation

ExpectationDragon Naturally SpeakingVoice Access for AndroidVoice Control for iOSVoice Control for MacOS
Not applicable

* means that some support is hidden behind settings

Detailed support results by expectation

Expectation for the lang attribute: switch to the specified language if it is valid

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 lang attribute feature.

ATBrowserHas SupportOutputAction
Dragon Naturally SpeakingGoogle Chromenot applicable-More information
JAWSGoogle Chromeunknown-More information
JAWSInternet Explorerunknown-More information
JAWSFirefox (desktop)unknown-More information
NarratorMicrosoft Edgeunknown-More information
NVDAGoogle Chromeunknown-More information
NVDAFirefox (desktop)yes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: down arrow (Read next item)
    • Output: 中文 (简体)
Notes: Had to install the Simplified Chinese language in the Windows 10 Language Settings for this to work. If the language is not installed, nothing will be announced.
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OrcaFirefox (desktop)unknown-More information
TalkBackGoogle Chrome (android)unknown-More information
Voice Access for AndroidGoogle Chrome (android)not applicable-More information
Voice Control for iOSSafari (iOS)not applicable-More information
Voice Control for MacOSSafari (macOS)not applicable-More information
VoiceOver for iOSSafari (iOS)unknown-More information
VoiceOver for macOSSafari (macOS)none
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: VO + Right arrow (Read next item)
    • Output: (attempts to speak characters as english ideographs)
Notes: Had the Chinese language installed in VO settings.
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Extended Support for: lang attribute: switch to the specified language if it is valid

These are less common combinations

ATBrowserHas SupportOutputAction
Dragon Naturally SpeakingInternet Explorernot applicable-More information
Dragon Naturally SpeakingFirefox (desktop)not applicable-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 (Android)unknown-More information
Voice Access for AndroidFirefox (Android)not applicable-More information
VoiceOver for iOSGoogle Chrome (ios)unknown-More information
VoiceOver for macOSGoogle Chromeunknown-More information
VoiceOver for macOSFirefox (desktop)unknown-More information
OrcaGoogle Chromeunknown-More information
Voice Control for MacOSGoogle Chromenot applicable-More information
Voice Control for MacOSFirefox (desktop)not applicable-More information
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  • 2018-10-19 Test created