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Test: HTML section element with no accessible name

Screen Reader support level: supported

Voice Control support level: not applicable

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About this test

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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Age of results

Results in this test range from 10 months ago to 10 months ago. See detailed information about test dates and versions for more information.

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>

Summary of Screen Reader support by expectation

section element
ExpectationJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
MUST NOT convey a role if it is not namedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported

* means that some support is hidden behind settings

Summary of Voice Control support by expectation

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

* means that some support is hidden behind settings

Detailed support results by expectation

Expectation for the section element: convey a role if it is not named

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST NOT
  • 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 SupportOutput
Dragon Naturally SpeakingChromenot applicable-
JAWSChromeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Down arrow (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: "sample text line 1"
JAWSIEyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Down arrow (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: "sample text line 1"
JAWSFirefoxyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Down arrow (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: "sample text line 1"
NarratorEdgeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Down arrow (Read next item (scan mode))
    • 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: "sample text line 1"
NVDAChromeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: down arrow (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: start of target
    • Output: "Sample text line 1"
NVDAFirefoxyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: down arrow (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: start of target
    • Output: "Sample text line 1"
OrcaFirefoxyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: down arrow (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: "sample text line 1"
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: "sample text, line 1"
Voice Access (Android)Chromenot applicable-
Voice Control (iOS)Safarinot applicable-
Voice Control (MacOS)Safarinot applicable-
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: "sample text line 1"
VoiceOver (macOS)Safariyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: VO + Right arrow (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: start of target
    • Output: "sample text, line 1"
Windows Speech RecognitionChromenot applicable-

Extended Support for: section element: convey a role if it is not named

These are less common combinations

ATBrowserHas SupportOutput
Dragon Naturally SpeakingIEnot applicable-
Dragon Naturally SpeakingFirefoxnot applicable-
JAWSEdgeunknown-
NarratorFirefoxunknown-
NarratorChromeunknown-
NarratorIEunknown-
NVDAIEunknown-
NVDAEdgeunknown-
TalkBackFirefoxunknown-
Voice Access (Android)Firefoxnot applicable-
VoiceOver (iOS)Chromeunknown-
VoiceOver (macOS)Chromeunknown-
VoiceOver (macOS)Firefoxunknown-
OrcaChromeunknown-
Voice Control (MacOS)Chromenot applicable-
Voice Control (MacOS)Firefoxnot applicable-
Windows Speech RecognitionEdgenot applicable-
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Dates and Versions of tested combinations

ATAT VersionBrowserBrowser versionOS versionDate tested
Dragon Naturally Speaking15.30Chrome7619032019-09-16
JAWS2019.1907.42Chrome7619032019-09-16
JAWS2019.1907.42IE1119032019-09-16
JAWS2019.1907.42Firefox6919032019-09-16
Narrator1903Edge4419032019-09-16
NVDA2019.2Chrome7619032019-09-16
NVDA2019.2Firefox6919032019-09-16
Orca3.31.4Firefox69Ubuntu 19.042019-09-16
TalkBack7.3.0Chrome7672019-09-16
VoiceOver (iOS)12.4.1Safari12.4.112.4.12019-09-16
VoiceOver (macOS)10.14.6Safari12.1.210.14.62019-09-16

History

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