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Test: HTML section element with no accessible name

Screen Reader support level: supported

Voice Control support level: not applicable

This section has no accessible name per HTML AAM 5.15.1 Section and Grouping Element Accessible Name Computation. It will not be mapped to a role and should be considered presentational.

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Test HTML

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
    <title>HTML section element with no accessible name</title>
</head>
<body>
    <p>Use the screen reader to announce the target element. Note: The test will pass if a role is not announced by screen readers because it is considered presentational without an accessible name. The test passes if the screen reader only announced "Sample text".</p>

    <p>Example start</p>
    <section id="target">
        <p>Sample text line 1</p>
        <p>Sample text line 2</p>
        <p>Sample text line 3</p>
    </section>
    <p>Example end</p>
</body>
</html>

Dates and Versions of tested combinations

ATAT VersionBrowserBrowser versionOS versionDate tested
Dragon Naturally Speaking15.30Google Chrome7619032019-09-16
JAWS2019.1907.42Google Chrome7619032019-09-16
JAWS2019.1907.42Internet Explorer1119032019-09-16
JAWS2019.1907.42Firefox (desktop)6919032019-09-16
Narrator1903Microsoft Edge4419032019-09-16
NVDA2019.2Google Chrome7619032019-09-16
NVDA2019.2Firefox (desktop)6919032019-09-16
Orca3.31.4Firefox (desktop)69Ubuntu 19.042019-09-16
TalkBack7.3.0Google Chrome (android)7672019-09-16
VoiceOver for iOS12.4.1Safari (iOS)12.4.112.4.12019-09-16
VoiceOver for macOS10.14.6Safari (macOS)12.1.210.14.62019-09-16

Summary of Screen Reader support by expectation

ExpectationJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver for iOSVoiceOver for macOS
section element
MUST not convey a role if it is not namedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported

* 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 section element: not convey a role if it is not named

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 section element feature.

ATBrowserHas SupportOutputAction
Dragon Naturally SpeakingGoogle Chromenot applicable-More information
JAWSGoogle Chromeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Down arrow (Read next item)
    • location before command: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "sample text line 1"
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JAWSInternet Exploreryes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Down arrow (Read next item)
    • Output: "sample text line 1"
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JAWSFirefox (desktop)yes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Down arrow (Read next item)
    • location before command: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "sample text line 1"
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NarratorMicrosoft Edgeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Down arrow (Read next item (scan mode))
    • location before command: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "sample text line 1"
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NVDAGoogle Chromeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: down arrow (Read next item)
    • location before command: before target
    • location after command: start of target
    • Output: "Sample text line 1"
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NVDAFirefox (desktop)yes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: down arrow (Read next item)
    • location before command: before target
    • location after command: start of target
    • Output: "Sample text line 1"
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OrcaFirefox (desktop)yes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: down arrow (Read next item)
    • location before command: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "sample text line 1"
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TalkBackGoogle Chrome (android)yes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Swipe right (Read next item)
    • location before command: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "sample text, line 1"
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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)yes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Swipe Right (Next item)
    • location before command: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "sample text line 1"
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VoiceOver for macOSSafari (macOS)yes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: VO + Right arrow (Read next item)
    • location before command: before target
    • location after command: start of target
    • Output: "sample text, line 1"
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Extended Support for: section element: not convey a role if it is not named

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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History

  • 2018-11-14 Test created
  • 2018-11-14 vo_ios/ios_saf support updated
  • 2019-09-16 add missing results