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Test: aria-atomic test - new nodes are spans

Screen Reader support level: partial (17/20)

Voice Control support level: unknown

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A suite of tests for aria-atomic where new nodes are spans

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Summary of Screen Reader support by expectation

* means that some support is hidden behind settings

Summary of Voice Control support by expectation

aria-atomic attribute
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 aria-atomic attribute: convey the false value by only announcing content that has changed - applied to the div element

This expectation is applied to the div element. Expectations and results might differ when the the feature is applied to different roles.

This expectation is from the aria-atomic attribute feature.

Strength of this expectation for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA

Examples:

  • Screen readers will announce only the changed content within aria-atomic="false".

Grading method:

Just one of the listed commands must pass for the expectation to pass.

ATBrowserHas SupportOutput
Dragon Naturally SpeakingChromenot applicable-
JAWSChromenone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use Enter or Space (Activate Button) on the target of `#trigger-1`
      1. Launch JAWS and Chrome.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Find the target element(s) that you will test against. Identify all elements that match this selector:#trigger-1
        • If multiple elements match the selector, repeat this test for all instances. However, choose a single instance to report against. If you feel that the selector should be more specific, please open a GitHub Issue.
      4. Position and configure the screen reader so that the following conditions are met
        • Virtual focus is: target
        • Keyboard focus is: target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Enter or Space (Activate Button)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Announce only what has changed"
JAWSIEyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use Enter or Space (Activate Button) on the target of `#trigger-1`
      1. Launch JAWS and IE.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Find the target element(s) that you will test against. Identify all elements that match this selector:#trigger-1
        • If multiple elements match the selector, repeat this test for all instances. However, choose a single instance to report against. If you feel that the selector should be more specific, please open a GitHub Issue.
      4. Position and configure the screen reader so that the following conditions are met
        • Virtual focus is: target
        • Keyboard focus is: target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Enter or Space (Activate Button)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "has changed"
JAWSFirefoxyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use Enter or Space (Activate Button) on the target of `#trigger-1`
      1. Launch JAWS and Firefox.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Find the target element(s) that you will test against. Identify all elements that match this selector:#trigger-1
        • If multiple elements match the selector, repeat this test for all instances. However, choose a single instance to report against. If you feel that the selector should be more specific, please open a GitHub Issue.
      4. Position and configure the screen reader so that the following conditions are met
        • Virtual focus is: target
        • Keyboard focus is: target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Enter or Space (Activate Button)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "t has changed"
NarratorEdgeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use Enter or Space Bar (Activate Item (primary action)) on the target of `#trigger-1`
      1. Launch Narrator and Edge.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Find the target element(s) that you will test against. Identify all elements that match this selector:#trigger-1
        • If multiple elements match the selector, repeat this test for all instances. However, choose a single instance to report against. If you feel that the selector should be more specific, please open a GitHub Issue.
      4. Position and configure the screen reader so that the following conditions are met
        • Virtual focus is: target
        • Keyboard focus is: target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Enter or Space Bar (Activate Item (primary action))
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "has changed"
NVDAChromenone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use Enter or Space (Activate Button) on the target of `#trigger-1`
      1. Launch NVDA and Chrome.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Find the target element(s) that you will test against. Identify all elements that match this selector:#trigger-1
        • If multiple elements match the selector, repeat this test for all instances. However, choose a single instance to report against. If you feel that the selector should be more specific, please open a GitHub Issue.
      4. Position and configure the screen reader so that the following conditions are met
        • Virtual focus is: target
        • Keyboard focus is: target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Enter or Space (Activate Button)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Announce only what has changed"
NVDAFirefoxyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use Enter or Space (Activate Button) on the target of `#trigger-1`
      1. Launch NVDA and Firefox.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Find the target element(s) that you will test against. Identify all elements that match this selector:#trigger-1
        • If multiple elements match the selector, repeat this test for all instances. However, choose a single instance to report against. If you feel that the selector should be more specific, please open a GitHub Issue.
      4. Position and configure the screen reader so that the following conditions are met
        • Virtual focus is: target
        • Keyboard focus is: target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Enter or Space (Activate Button)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "has changed"
OrcaFirefoxyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use Enter or Space (Activate Button) on the target of `#trigger-1`
      1. Launch Orca and Firefox.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Find the target element(s) that you will test against. Identify all elements that match this selector:#trigger-1
        • If multiple elements match the selector, repeat this test for all instances. However, choose a single instance to report against. If you feel that the selector should be more specific, please open a GitHub Issue.
      4. Position and configure the screen reader so that the following conditions are met
        • Virtual focus is: target
        • Keyboard focus is: target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Enter or Space (Activate Button)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "has changed"
TalkBackChromenone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use double tap (or alt+enter) (Activate button) on the target of `#trigger-1`
      1. Launch TalkBack and Chrome.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Find the target element(s) that you will test against. Identify all elements that match this selector:#trigger-1
        • If multiple elements match the selector, repeat this test for all instances. However, choose a single instance to report against. If you feel that the selector should be more specific, please open a GitHub Issue.
      4. Position and configure the screen reader so that the following conditions are met
        • Virtual focus is: target
        • Keyboard focus is: target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: double tap (or alt+enter) (Activate button)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Announce only what has changed"
Voice Access (Android)Chromenot applicable-
Voice Control (iOS)Safarinot applicable-
Voice Control (MacOS)Safarinot applicable-
VoiceOver (iOS)Safariyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use Double tap (Activate Button) on the target of `#trigger-1`
      1. Launch VoiceOver (iOS) and Safari.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Find the target element(s) that you will test against. Identify all elements that match this selector:#trigger-1
        • If multiple elements match the selector, repeat this test for all instances. However, choose a single instance to report against. If you feel that the selector should be more specific, please open a GitHub Issue.
      4. Position and configure the screen reader so that the following conditions are met
        • Virtual focus is: target
        • Keyboard focus is: target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Double tap (Activate Button)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "has changed"
VoiceOver (macOS)Safariyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use VO + space (Activate Button) on the target of `#trigger-1`
      1. Launch VoiceOver (macOS) and Safari.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Find the target element(s) that you will test against. Identify all elements that match this selector:#trigger-1
        • If multiple elements match the selector, repeat this test for all instances. However, choose a single instance to report against. If you feel that the selector should be more specific, please open a GitHub Issue.
      4. Position and configure the screen reader so that the following conditions are met
        • Virtual focus is: target
        • Keyboard focus is: target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: VO + space (Activate Button)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "has changed"
Windows Speech RecognitionChromenot applicable-

Extended Support for: aria-atomic attribute: convey the false value by only announcing content that has changed

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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Expectation for the aria-atomic attribute: convey the true value by announcing all content - applied to the div element

This expectation is applied to the div element. Expectations and results might differ when the the feature is applied to different roles.

This expectation is from the aria-atomic attribute feature.

Strength of this expectation for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA

Examples:

  • Screen readers will announce all the content within aria-atomic="true".

Grading method:

Just one of the listed commands must pass for the expectation to pass.

ATBrowserHas SupportOutput
Dragon Naturally SpeakingChromenot applicable-
JAWSChromeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use Enter or Space (Activate Button) on the target of `#trigger-2`
      1. Launch JAWS and Chrome.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Find the target element(s) that you will test against. Identify all elements that match this selector:#trigger-2
        • If multiple elements match the selector, repeat this test for all instances. However, choose a single instance to report against. If you feel that the selector should be more specific, please open a GitHub Issue.
      4. Position and configure the screen reader so that the following conditions are met
        • Virtual focus is: target
        • Keyboard focus is: target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Enter or Space (Activate Button)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Announce only what has changed"
JAWSIEyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use Enter or Space (Activate Button) on the target of `#trigger-2`
      1. Launch JAWS and IE.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Find the target element(s) that you will test against. Identify all elements that match this selector:#trigger-2
        • If multiple elements match the selector, repeat this test for all instances. However, choose a single instance to report against. If you feel that the selector should be more specific, please open a GitHub Issue.
      4. Position and configure the screen reader so that the following conditions are met
        • Virtual focus is: target
        • Keyboard focus is: target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Enter or Space (Activate Button)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Announce only what has changed"
JAWSFirefoxyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use Enter or Space (Activate Button) on the target of `#trigger-2`
      1. Launch JAWS and Firefox.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Find the target element(s) that you will test against. Identify all elements that match this selector:#trigger-2
        • If multiple elements match the selector, repeat this test for all instances. However, choose a single instance to report against. If you feel that the selector should be more specific, please open a GitHub Issue.
      4. Position and configure the screen reader so that the following conditions are met
        • Virtual focus is: target
        • Keyboard focus is: target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Enter or Space (Activate Button)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Announce only what has changed"
NarratorEdgeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use Enter or Space Bar (Activate Item (primary action)) on the target of `#trigger-2`
      1. Launch Narrator and Edge.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Find the target element(s) that you will test against. Identify all elements that match this selector:#trigger-2
        • If multiple elements match the selector, repeat this test for all instances. However, choose a single instance to report against. If you feel that the selector should be more specific, please open a GitHub Issue.
      4. Position and configure the screen reader so that the following conditions are met
        • Virtual focus is: target
        • Keyboard focus is: target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Enter or Space Bar (Activate Item (primary action))
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "announce only what has changed"
NVDAChromeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use Enter or Space (Activate Button) on the target of `#trigger-2`
      1. Launch NVDA and Chrome.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Find the target element(s) that you will test against. Identify all elements that match this selector:#trigger-2
        • If multiple elements match the selector, repeat this test for all instances. However, choose a single instance to report against. If you feel that the selector should be more specific, please open a GitHub Issue.
      4. Position and configure the screen reader so that the following conditions are met
        • Virtual focus is: target
        • Keyboard focus is: target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Enter or Space (Activate Button)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Announce only what has changed"
NVDAFirefoxyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use Enter or Space (Activate Button) on the target of `#trigger-2`
      1. Launch NVDA and Firefox.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Find the target element(s) that you will test against. Identify all elements that match this selector:#trigger-2
        • If multiple elements match the selector, repeat this test for all instances. However, choose a single instance to report against. If you feel that the selector should be more specific, please open a GitHub Issue.
      4. Position and configure the screen reader so that the following conditions are met
        • Virtual focus is: target
        • Keyboard focus is: target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Enter or Space (Activate Button)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Announce only what has changed"
OrcaFirefoxyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use Enter or Space (Activate Button) on the target of `#trigger-2`
      1. Launch Orca and Firefox.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Find the target element(s) that you will test against. Identify all elements that match this selector:#trigger-2
        • If multiple elements match the selector, repeat this test for all instances. However, choose a single instance to report against. If you feel that the selector should be more specific, please open a GitHub Issue.
      4. Position and configure the screen reader so that the following conditions are met
        • Virtual focus is: target
        • Keyboard focus is: target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Enter or Space (Activate Button)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Announce only what has changed"
TalkBackChromeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use double tap (or alt+enter) (Activate button) on the target of `#trigger-2`
      1. Launch TalkBack and Chrome.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Find the target element(s) that you will test against. Identify all elements that match this selector:#trigger-2
        • If multiple elements match the selector, repeat this test for all instances. However, choose a single instance to report against. If you feel that the selector should be more specific, please open a GitHub Issue.
      4. Position and configure the screen reader so that the following conditions are met
        • Virtual focus is: target
        • Keyboard focus is: target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: double tap (or alt+enter) (Activate button)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Announce only what has changed"
Voice Access (Android)Chromenot applicable-
Voice Control (iOS)Safarinot applicable-
Voice Control (MacOS)Safarinot applicable-
VoiceOver (iOS)Safariyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use Double tap (Activate Button) on the target of `#trigger-2`
      1. Launch VoiceOver (iOS) and Safari.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Find the target element(s) that you will test against. Identify all elements that match this selector:#trigger-2
        • If multiple elements match the selector, repeat this test for all instances. However, choose a single instance to report against. If you feel that the selector should be more specific, please open a GitHub Issue.
      4. Position and configure the screen reader so that the following conditions are met
        • Virtual focus is: target
        • Keyboard focus is: target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Double tap (Activate Button)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Announce only what has changed"
VoiceOver (macOS)Safariyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use VO + space (Activate Button) on the target of `#trigger-2`
      1. Launch VoiceOver (macOS) and Safari.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Find the target element(s) that you will test against. Identify all elements that match this selector:#trigger-2
        • If multiple elements match the selector, repeat this test for all instances. However, choose a single instance to report against. If you feel that the selector should be more specific, please open a GitHub Issue.
      4. Position and configure the screen reader so that the following conditions are met
        • Virtual focus is: target
        • Keyboard focus is: target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: VO + space (Activate Button)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Announce only what has changed"
Windows Speech RecognitionChromenot applicable-

Extended Support for: aria-atomic attribute: convey the true value by announcing all content

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
JAWS2021.2011.16Chrome8620042020-11-12
JAWS2021.2011.16IE1120042020-11-12
JAWS2021.2011.16Firefox8220042020-11-12
Narrator2004Edge8620042020-11-12
NVDA2020.3Chrome8620042020-11-12
NVDA2020.3Firefox8220042020-11-12
Orca3.38.0Firefox82Ubuntu 20.102020-11-12
TalkBack8.2Chrome8692020-11-12
VoiceOver (iOS)14.2Safari14.214.22020-11-12
VoiceOver (macOS)10.15.7Safari14.010.15.72020-11-12

History

  • 2020-02-21 Add test and results. Thanks @straker!
  • 2020-07-06 FF+Jaws results pass. Thanks @stevefaulkner!
  • 2020-11-12 Updated results; rename test to differentiate between the type of node that was added; div vs span