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Test: ARIA link name from inner text

Current support: supported with 9 unknown results

This test ensures that the accessible name is computed correctly for inner text.

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <title>ARIA link examples</title>
        *[role="button"] {
            padding: .5em;
            border: 1px solid #000;
            display: inline-block;
        *[role="link"] {
            text-decoration: underline;
            display: inline-block;
<h1>ARIA link Examples</h1>
<p>This page contains various ARIA link examples</p>

<h2>Target 0: inner text</h2>
<div role="link" id="target-0" onclick="alert('link 0 clicked')" tabindex="0">target 0</div>

<h2>Target 1: aria-label</h2>
<div role="link" id="target-1" onclick="alert('link 1 clicked')" tabindex="0" aria-label="target 1">sample text</div>

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

supported with 9 unknown results

Summary of support by expectation and assistive technology

ExpectationDragon Naturally SpeakingJAWSNarratorNVDATalkBackVoiceOver for iOSVoiceOver for macOS
link role
MUST convey the accessible namesupportedunknownunknownunknownunknownunknownunknown

* means that some support is hidden behind settings

Detailed support results by expectation

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

This expectation is from the link role feature.

ATBrowserHas SupportOutputAction
Dragon Naturally SpeakingGoogle Chromeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: "Click <text>" (Activate actionable item)
    • Output: (target was clicked)
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Click <type> (Click Type)
    • Output: (all elements of type were flagged)
More information
JAWSGoogle Chromeunknown-More information
JAWSInternet Explorerunknown-More information
JAWSFirefox (desktop)unknown-More information
NarratorMicrosoft Edgeunknown-More information
NVDAGoogle Chromeunknown-More information
NVDAFirefox (desktop)unknown-More information
TalkBackGoogle Chrome (android)unknown-More information
VoiceOver for iOSSafari (iOS)unknown-More information
VoiceOver for macOSSafari (macOS)unknown-More information

Extended Support for: link role: The assistive technology MUST convey the accessible name

These are less common combinations

ATBrowserHas SupportOutputAction
Dragon Naturally Speaking 15.30Internet Explorer 11.253yes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: "Click <text>" (Activate actionable item)
    • Output: (target was clicked)
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Click <type> (Click Type)
    • Output: (all elements of type were flagged)
More information
Dragon Naturally SpeakingFirefox (desktop)unknown-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
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
Dragon Naturally Speaking15.30Google Chrome7519032019-07-17


  • 2019-02-08 Test created