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Test: aria-required attribute

Screen Reader support level: partial (19/20)

Voice Control support level: not applicable

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About this test

Tests the aria-required attribute against a suite of simple inputs.

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

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Test HTML

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
    <title>aria-required examples</title>
</head>
<body>
<h1>aria-required examples</h1>
<p>This page contains various aria-required examples</p>

<h2>aria-required="false"</h2>
<label for="fruit">Fruit</label>
<input type="text" id="fruit" aria-required="false">

<h2>aria-required="true"</h2>
<label for="veggie">Veggie</label>
<input type="text" id="veggie" aria-required="true">

</body>
</html>

Summary of Screen Reader support by expectation

* means that some support is hidden behind settings

Summary of Voice Control support by expectation

aria-required 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-required attribute: convey the "false" value - applied to the input[type="text"] element

This expectation is applied to the input[type="text"] element. Expectations and results might differ when the the feature is applied to different roles.

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 aria-required attribute feature.

ATBrowserHas SupportOutput
Dragon Naturally SpeakingChromenot applicable-
JAWSChromeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable 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: "fruit edit. type in text."
JAWSIEyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable 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: "fruit edit. type in text."
JAWSFirefoxyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable 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: "fruit edit. type in text."
NarratorEdgeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable 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: "Fruit. Edit."
NVDAChromeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable 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: "Fruit, edit. Blank."
NVDAFirefoxyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable 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: "Fruit, edit. Has auto complete. Blank."
OrcaFirefoxyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable 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: "fruit entry, focus mode"
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: "edit box, fruit, double tap to activate"
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: "Fruit, text field."
VoiceOver (macOS)Safariyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable 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: "Fruit, edit text."
Windows Speech RecognitionChromenot applicable-

Extended Support for: aria-required attribute: convey the "false" value

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-required attribute: convey the "true" value - applied to the input[type="text"] element

This expectation is applied to the input[type="text"] element. Expectations and results might differ when the the feature is applied to different roles.

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA

Examples of assistive technologies support this expectation:

  • If applied to a single control, a screen reader might announce that control as required
  • If applied to a group of controls, such as a radio group, the screen reader might announce the required state on the group, and the required state will be implied for the controls.
  • If applied to a group of controls, such as a radio group, the screen reader might announce the first control as required, and the required state will be implied for the rest.
  • If applied to a group of controls, such as a radio group, the screen reader might announce the each control as required.

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

This expectation is from the aria-required attribute feature.

ATBrowserHas SupportOutput
Dragon Naturally SpeakingChromenot applicable-
JAWSChromeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable 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: "veggie edit. required. type in text."
JAWSIEyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable 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: "veggie edit. required. type in text."
JAWSFirefoxyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable 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: "veggie edit. required. type in text."
NarratorEdgeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable 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: "Veggie. Edit. Required."
NVDAChromeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable 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: "Veggie, edit, required. Blank."
NVDAFirefoxyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable 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: "Veggie, edit, required. Has auto complete. Blank."
OrcaFirefoxyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable 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: "veggie, entry, required"
TalkBackChromenone
  • Result: (fail)
    • 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: "edit box, veggie, double tap to activate"
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: "Veggie, text field, required."
VoiceOver (macOS)Safariyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable 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: "Veggie, required, edit text."
Windows Speech RecognitionChromenot applicable-

Extended Support for: aria-required attribute: convey the "true" value

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
JAWS2019.1906.10Chrome7519032019-07-01
JAWS2019.1906.10IE1119032019-07-01
JAWS2019.1906.10Firefox6719032019-07-01
Narrator1903Edge44.1776319032019-07-01
NVDA2019.1.1Chrome7519032019-07-01
NVDA2019.1.1Firefox6719032019-07-01
Orca3.31.4Firefox69Ubuntu 19.042019-09-15
TalkBack7.3.0Chrome7672019-09-15
VoiceOver (iOS)12.3.1Safari12.3.112.3.12019-07-01
VoiceOver (macOS)10.14.5Safari12.1.110.14.52019-07-01

History

  • 2019-07-01 Test created
  • 2019-09-15 add talkback and orca results