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Test: HTML section element with no accessible name

Current support: supported with 4 unknown results

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>
<section id="target">
    Sample text
</section>
</body>
</html>

Support tables

Expectations are conditions that must be met for the feature to be considered as "supported". Only "MUST" expectations need to be met for minimal "support". "SHOULD" and "MAY" expectations indicates support that goes above and beyond. Note that there is not an explicit standard that dictates these expectations, and as such, they are likely opinionated. As such, a feature might not meet all "MUST" expectations but still be usable (potentially frustratingly so). Additionally, the assistive technology may provide many different commands to read, navigate, or otherwise interact with a feature. Only one command is required to pass for the expectation to be minimally supported.

Summary of support by expectation type

MUSTSHOULDMAY
supported with 4 unknown results

Summary of support by expectation and assistive technology

ExpectationDragon Naturally SpeakingJAWSNarratorNVDATalkBackVoiceOver for iOSVoiceOver for macOS
section element
MUST not convey a region role if it is not named via aria-labelnot applicablesupported with 2 unknown resultssupportedsupported with 1 unknown resultunknownsupportedsupported

* means that some support is hidden behind settings

Detailed support results by expectation

section element: The screen reader MUST not convey a region role if it is not named via aria-label

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 Chromeunknown-More information
JAWSInternet Exploreryes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Down arrow (Read next item)
    • Output: Sample Text
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: R (Read region)
    • Output: (not found)
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Insert + F3 (Open element list)
    • Output: (not found)
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JAWSFirefox (desktop)unknown-More information
NarratorMicrosoft Edgeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Down arrow (Read next item (scan mode))
    • Output: Sample text
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Narrator + F5 (List landmarks)
    • Output: (not included in list of landmarks)
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NVDAGoogle Chromeunknown-More information
NVDAFirefox (desktop)yes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: down arrow (Read next item)
    • Output: Sample text
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: NVDA + F7 (Open Elements List)
    • Output: (not included in list of landmarks)
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TalkBackGoogle Chrome (android)unknown-More information
VoiceOver for iOSSafari (iOS)yes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Swipe Right (Next item)
    • Output: Sample Text
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Swipe down (Next item (as set by the rotor))
    • Output: (not included in list of landmarks)
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VoiceOver for macOSSafari (macOS)yes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: VO + Right arrow (Read next item)
    • Output: Sample text
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: VO + U (Open Rotor)
    • Output: (not included in list of landmarks)
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Extended Support for: section element: The screen reader MUST not convey a region role if it is not named via aria-label

These are less common combinations

ATBrowserHas SupportOutputAction
Dragon Naturally SpeakingInternet Explorernot applicable-More information
Dragon Naturally SpeakingFirefox (desktop)not applicable-More information
JAWS 2018.1808.10Microsoft Edge 44.17763.1.0yes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Down arrow (Read next item)
    • Output: Sample text
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: R (Read region)
    • Output: (not found)
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Insert + F3 (Open element list)
    • Output: (not found)
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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
VoiceOver for iOSGoogle Chrome (ios)unknown-More information
VoiceOver for macOSGoogle Chromeunknown-More information
VoiceOver for macOSFirefox (desktop)unknown-More information
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Dates and Versions

ATAT VersionBrowserBrowser versionOS versionDate tested
JAWS2018.1808.10Internet Explorer11.134177632018-11-12
Narrator17763Microsoft Edge44.17763.1.0177632018-11-12
NVDA2018.3.2Firefox (desktop)63.0.1177632018-11-14
VoiceOver for iOS12.1Safari (iOS)12.112.12018-11-14
VoiceOver for macOS10.14.1Safari (macOS)12.0.110.14.12018-11-14

History

  • 2018-11-14 Test created
  • 2018-11-14 vo_ios/ios_saf support updated