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Test: HTML description list with wrapped groups test

Screen Reader support level: partial (22/70)

Voice Control support level: not applicable (or no 'MUST' expectations)

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

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Summary of Screen Reader support by expectation

dd element
ExpectationJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
MUST convey its rolenonenonenonenonenonenonenonepartialsupportednone
MUST convey the position in set informationnonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonesupported
dl element (description list)
ExpectationJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
MUST convey its rolesupportedsupportedsupportednonepartialpartialnonenonesupportedsupported
MUST convey the boundaries of the elementsupportedsupportedsupportednonesupportedsupportednonenonesupportedsupported
MUST convey the number of items in the listsupportedsupportedsupportednonesupportedsupportednonenonenonesupported
dt element
ExpectationJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
MUST convey its rolenonenonenonenonenonenonenonenonesupportednone
MUST convey the position in set informationnonenonenonenonepartialnonenonenonenonesupported

* means that some support is hidden behind settings

Summary of Voice Control support by expectation

dd element
ExpectationDragon Naturally SpeakingVoice Access (Android)Voice Control (iOS)Voice Control (MacOS)Windows Speech Recognition
ChromeChromeSafariSafariChrome
Not applicable
dl element (description list)
ExpectationDragon Naturally SpeakingVoice Access (Android)Voice Control (iOS)Voice Control (MacOS)Windows Speech Recognition
ChromeChromeSafariSafariChrome
Not applicable
dt 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 dd element: convey its role

This expectation is from the dd element feature.

Rationale:

A user needs to be able to distinguish between a description term and its description.

Strength of this expectation for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA

Examples:

  • A screen reader might announce an element as something like "<name>, <role>"
  • A screen reader might imply the role by the presence of certain context roles
  • Voice Control software might let the user say something like "click, <role>".
  • Voice Control software might let the user say something like "show numbers", and interactive roles will be flagged with numbers.

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 Down arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to `dd`
      1. Launch JAWS and Chrome.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dd
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Down arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Gray"
JAWSIEnone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use Down arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to `dd`
      1. Launch JAWS and IE.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dd
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Down arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Gray"
JAWSFirefoxnone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use Down arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to `dd`
      1. Launch JAWS and Firefox.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dd
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Down arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Gray"
NarratorEdgenone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use Down arrow (Read next item (scan mode)) to navigate forward to `dd`
      1. Launch Narrator and Edge.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dd
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Down arrow (Read next item (scan mode))
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Gray"
NVDAChromenone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use down arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to `dd`
      1. Launch NVDA and Chrome.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dd
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: down arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Gray"
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use Desktop: NVDA+NUMPAD 5 OR Laptop: NVDA+CTRL+i (Read current item) on the target of `dd`
      1. Launch NVDA and Chrome.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dd
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: Desktop: NVDA+NUMPAD 5 OR Laptop: NVDA+CTRL+i (Read current item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "paragraph"
NVDAFirefoxnone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use down arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to `dd`
      1. Launch NVDA and Firefox.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dd
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: down arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Gray"
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use Desktop: NVDA+NUMPAD 5 OR Laptop: NVDA+CTRL+i (Read current item) on the target of `dd`
      1. Launch NVDA and Firefox.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dd
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: Desktop: NVDA+NUMPAD 5 OR Laptop: NVDA+CTRL+i (Read current item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Gray paragraph"
OrcaFirefoxnone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use down arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to `dd`
      1. Launch Orca and Firefox.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dd
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: down arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Blue"
TalkBackChromepartial
  • Result: (partial)
    • Test Case: Use Swipe right (Read next item) to navigate forward to `dd`
      1. Launch TalkBack and Chrome.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dd
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Swipe right (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Gray"
    • Result Notes: The 'definition' role is not announced if the definition spans multiple lines, such as the definition for 'red' in the example.
Voice Access (Android)Chromenot applicable-
Voice Control (iOS)Safarinot applicable-
Voice Control (MacOS)Safarinot applicable-
VoiceOver (iOS)Safariyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use Swipe Right (Next item) to navigate forward to `dd`
      1. Launch VoiceOver (iOS) and Safari.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dd
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Swipe Right (Next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Gray, definition"
VoiceOver (macOS)Safarinone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use VO + Right arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to `dd`
      1. Launch VoiceOver (macOS) and Safari.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dd
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: VO + Right arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Gray 4 of 6"
Windows Speech RecognitionChromenot applicable-

Extended Support for: dd element: convey its role

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 dd element: convey the position in set information

This expectation is from the dd element feature.

Rationale:

A user needs to where the position is in the list

Strength of this expectation for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA

Examples:

  • A screen reader might convey the position of each item in the list as something like "x of y" where y is the number of items in the list.
  • A screen reader might convey each term and description pair as a single item, or as separate items. For example, a screen reader might convey the size of a list of 3 pairs as either 3 or 6.

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 Down arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to `dd`
      1. Launch JAWS and Chrome.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dd
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Down arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Gray"
JAWSIEnone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use Down arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to `dd`
      1. Launch JAWS and IE.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dd
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Down arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Gray"
JAWSFirefoxnone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use Down arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to `dd`
      1. Launch JAWS and Firefox.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dd
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Down arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Gray"
NarratorEdgenone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use Down arrow (Read next item (scan mode)) to navigate forward to `dd`
      1. Launch Narrator and Edge.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dd
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Down arrow (Read next item (scan mode))
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Gray"
NVDAChromenone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use down arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to `dd`
      1. Launch NVDA and Chrome.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dd
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: down arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Gray"
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use Desktop: NVDA+NUMPAD 5 OR Laptop: NVDA+CTRL+i (Read current item) on the target of `dd`
      1. Launch NVDA and Chrome.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dd
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: Desktop: NVDA+NUMPAD 5 OR Laptop: NVDA+CTRL+i (Read current item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "paragraph"
NVDAFirefoxnone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use down arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to `dd`
      1. Launch NVDA and Firefox.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dd
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: down arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Gray"
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use Desktop: NVDA+NUMPAD 5 OR Laptop: NVDA+CTRL+i (Read current item) on the target of `dd`
      1. Launch NVDA and Firefox.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dd
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: Desktop: NVDA+NUMPAD 5 OR Laptop: NVDA+CTRL+i (Read current item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Gray paragraph"
OrcaFirefoxnone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use down arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to `dd`
      1. Launch Orca and Firefox.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dd
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: down arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Blue"
TalkBackChromenone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use Swipe right (Read next item) to navigate forward to `dd`
      1. Launch TalkBack and Chrome.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dd
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Swipe right (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Gray"
Voice Access (Android)Chromenot applicable-
Voice Control (iOS)Safarinot applicable-
Voice Control (MacOS)Safarinot applicable-
VoiceOver (iOS)Safarinone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use Swipe Right (Next item) to navigate forward to `dd`
      1. Launch VoiceOver (iOS) and Safari.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dd
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Swipe Right (Next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Gray, definition"
VoiceOver (macOS)Safariyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use VO + Right arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to `dd`
      1. Launch VoiceOver (macOS) and Safari.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dd
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: VO + Right arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Gray 4 of 6"
Windows Speech RecognitionChromenot applicable-

Extended Support for: dd element: convey the position in set information

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 dl element (description list): convey its role

This expectation is from the dl element (description list) feature.

Rationale:

A screen reader user needs to know how they can interact with the element. Voice control software might use the role to help users activate controls that do not have a visible name.

Strength of this expectation for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA

Examples:

  • A screen reader might convey the role as "description list" when first entering the list.

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 Down arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to the start of `dl`
      1. Launch JAWS and Chrome.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Down arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: start of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "definition list of 3 items"
JAWSIEyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use Down arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to the start of `dl`
      1. Launch JAWS and IE.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Down arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: start of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "definition list of 3 items"
JAWSFirefoxyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use Down arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to the start of `dl`
      1. Launch JAWS and Firefox.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Down arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: start of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "definition list of 3 items"
NarratorEdgenone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use Down arrow (Read next item (scan mode)) to navigate forward to the start of `dl`
      1. Launch Narrator and Edge.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Down arrow (Read next item (scan mode))
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: start of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Green"
NVDAChromepartial
  • Result: (partial)
    • Test Case: Use down arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to the start of `dl`
      1. Launch NVDA and Chrome.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: down arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: start of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "list with 7 items. Green"
Notes: Conveyed as a list, but not a description list.
NVDAFirefoxpartial
  • Result: (partial)
    • Test Case: Use down arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to the start of `dl`
      1. Launch NVDA and Firefox.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: down arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: start of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "list with 3 items. Green"
Notes: Conveyed as a list, but not a description list.
OrcaFirefoxnone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use down arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to the start of `dl`
      1. Launch Orca and Firefox.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: down arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: start of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "green"
TalkBackChromenone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use Swipe right (Read next item) to navigate forward to the start of `dl`
      1. Launch TalkBack and Chrome.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Swipe right (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: start of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Green"
Voice Access (Android)Chromenot applicable-
Voice Control (iOS)Safarinot applicable-
Voice Control (MacOS)Safarinot applicable-
VoiceOver (iOS)Safariyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use Swipe Right (Next item) to navigate forward to the start of `dl`
      1. Launch VoiceOver (iOS) and Safari.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Swipe Right (Next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: start of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "green, definition list start, term"
VoiceOver (macOS)Safariyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use VO + Right arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to the start of `dl`
      1. Launch VoiceOver (macOS) and Safari.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: VO + Right arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: start of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "description list, 3 items"
Windows Speech RecognitionChromenot applicable-

Extended Support for: dl element (description list): convey its role

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 dl element (description list): convey the boundaries of the element

This expectation is from the dl element (description list) feature.

Rationale:

A user needs to know when they enter and exit an element

Strength of this expectation for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA

Examples:

  • A screen reader might announce the role of the element when entering and say something like "leaving" when exiting.
  • A screen reader might not explicitly announce entering and existing the element, but instead imply that the is in the containing object by conveying the roles of required children (options in a listbox for example).
  • A screen reader might announce position in set information such as "1 of 6".
  • A screen reader might not convey boundaries if the content fits on a single line

Grading method:

All of the listed commands must pass for the expectation to pass.

ATBrowserHas SupportOutput
Dragon Naturally SpeakingChromenot applicable-
JAWSChromeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use Down arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to the start of `dl`
      1. Launch JAWS and Chrome.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Down arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: start of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "definition list of 3 items"
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use Down arrow (Read next item) to navigate forwards to the end of `dl`
      1. Launch JAWS and Chrome.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: within target
        • Keyboard focus is: within target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Down arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: end of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "list end"
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use Up arrow (Read previous item) to navigate backwards to the end of `dl`
      1. Launch JAWS and Chrome.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: after target
        • Keyboard focus is: after target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Up arrow (Read previous item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: end of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "list end"
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use Up arrow (Read previous item) to navigate backwards to the start of `dl`
      1. Launch JAWS and Chrome.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: within target
        • Keyboard focus is: within target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Up arrow (Read previous item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: start of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "definition list of 3 items"
JAWSIEyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use Down arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to the start of `dl`
      1. Launch JAWS and IE.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Down arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: start of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "definition list of 3 items"
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use Down arrow (Read next item) to navigate forwards to the end of `dl`
      1. Launch JAWS and IE.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: within target
        • Keyboard focus is: within target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Down arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: end of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "list end"
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use Up arrow (Read previous item) to navigate backwards to the end of `dl`
      1. Launch JAWS and IE.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: after target
        • Keyboard focus is: after target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Up arrow (Read previous item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: end of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "list end"
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use Up arrow (Read previous item) to navigate backwards to the start of `dl`
      1. Launch JAWS and IE.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: within target
        • Keyboard focus is: within target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Up arrow (Read previous item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: start of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "definition list of 3 items"
JAWSFirefoxyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use Down arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to the start of `dl`
      1. Launch JAWS and Firefox.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Down arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: start of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "definition list of 3 items"
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use Down arrow (Read next item) to navigate forwards to the end of `dl`
      1. Launch JAWS and Firefox.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: within target
        • Keyboard focus is: within target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Down arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: end of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "list end"
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use Up arrow (Read previous item) to navigate backwards to the end of `dl`
      1. Launch JAWS and Firefox.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: after target
        • Keyboard focus is: after target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Up arrow (Read previous item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: end of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "list end"
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use Up arrow (Read previous item) to navigate backwards to the start of `dl`
      1. Launch JAWS and Firefox.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: within target
        • Keyboard focus is: within target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Up arrow (Read previous item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: start of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "definition list of 3 items"
NarratorEdgenone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use Down arrow (Read next item (scan mode)) to navigate forward to the start of `dl`
      1. Launch Narrator and Edge.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Down arrow (Read next item (scan mode))
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: start of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Green"
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use Narrator + 0 (Read item (advanced)) while at the start of `dl`
      1. Launch Narrator and Edge.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: start of target
        • Keyboard focus is: start of target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Narrator + 0 (Read item (advanced))
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: start of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "no advanced information available"
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use Down arrow (Read next item (scan mode)) to navigate forwards to the end of `dl`
      1. Launch Narrator and Edge.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: within target
        • Keyboard focus is: within target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Down arrow (Read next item (scan mode))
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: end of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Some other content"
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use Up arrow (Read previous item (scan mode)) to navigate backwards to the end of `dl`
      1. Launch Narrator and Edge.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: after target
        • Keyboard focus is: after target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Up arrow (Read previous item (scan mode))
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: end of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "And possibly white."
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use Narrator + 0 (Read item (advanced)) while at the end of `dl`
      1. Launch Narrator and Edge.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: end of target
        • Keyboard focus is: end of target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Narrator + 0 (Read item (advanced))
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: end of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "no advanced information available"
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use Up arrow (Read previous item (scan mode)) to navigate backwards to the start of `dl`
      1. Launch Narrator and Edge.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: within target
        • Keyboard focus is: within target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Up arrow (Read previous item (scan mode))
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: start of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "These colors match well together."
NVDAChromeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use down arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to the start of `dl`
      1. Launch NVDA and Chrome.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: down arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: start of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "list with 7 items. Green"
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use down arrow (Read next item) to navigate forwards to the end of `dl`
      1. Launch NVDA and Chrome.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: within target
        • Keyboard focus is: within target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: down arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: end of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "out of list. Some other content."
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use up arrow (Read previous item) to navigate backwards to the end of `dl`
      1. Launch NVDA and Chrome.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: after target
        • Keyboard focus is: after target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: up arrow (Read previous item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: end of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "list with 7 items. And possibly white"
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use up arrow (Read previous item) to navigate backwards to the start of `dl`
      1. Launch NVDA and Chrome.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: within target
        • Keyboard focus is: within target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: up arrow (Read previous item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: start of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "out of list, these colors match well together"
NVDAFirefoxyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use down arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to the start of `dl`
      1. Launch NVDA and Firefox.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: down arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: start of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "list with 3 items. Green"
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use down arrow (Read next item) to navigate forwards to the end of `dl`
      1. Launch NVDA and Firefox.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: within target
        • Keyboard focus is: within target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: down arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: end of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "out of list. Some other content"
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use up arrow (Read previous item) to navigate backwards to the end of `dl`
      1. Launch NVDA and Firefox.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: after target
        • Keyboard focus is: after target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: up arrow (Read previous item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: end of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "list with 3 items. And possibly white"
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use up arrow (Read previous item) to navigate backwards to the start of `dl`
      1. Launch NVDA and Firefox.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: within target
        • Keyboard focus is: within target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: up arrow (Read previous item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: start of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "out of list, these colors match well together"
OrcaFirefoxnone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use down arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to the start of `dl`
      1. Launch Orca and Firefox.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: down arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: start of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "green"
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use down arrow (Read next item) to navigate forwards to the end of `dl`
      1. Launch Orca and Firefox.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: within target
        • Keyboard focus is: within target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: down arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: end of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "some other content"
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use up arrow (Read previous item) to navigate backwards to the end of `dl`
      1. Launch Orca and Firefox.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: after target
        • Keyboard focus is: after target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: up arrow (Read previous item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: end of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "and possibly white"
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use up arrow (Read previous item) to navigate backwards to the start of `dl`
      1. Launch Orca and Firefox.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: within target
        • Keyboard focus is: within target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: up arrow (Read previous item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: start of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "These colors match well together"
TalkBackChromenone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use Swipe right (Read next item) to navigate forward to the start of `dl`
      1. Launch TalkBack and Chrome.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Swipe right (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: start of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Green"
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use Swipe right (Read next item) to navigate forwards to the end of `dl`
      1. Launch TalkBack and Chrome.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: within target
        • Keyboard focus is: within target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Swipe right (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: end of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "some other target"
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use Swipe left (Read previous item) to navigate backwards to the end of `dl`
      1. Launch TalkBack and Chrome.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: after target
        • Keyboard focus is: after target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Swipe left (Read previous item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: end of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "And possibly white"
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use Swipe left (Read previous item) to navigate backwards to the start of `dl`
      1. Launch TalkBack and Chrome.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: within target
        • Keyboard focus is: within target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Swipe left (Read previous item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: start of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "These colors match well together"
Voice Access (Android)Chromenot applicable-
Voice Control (iOS)Safarinot applicable-
Voice Control (MacOS)Safarinot applicable-
VoiceOver (iOS)Safariyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use Swipe Right (Next item) to navigate forward to the start of `dl`
      1. Launch VoiceOver (iOS) and Safari.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Swipe Right (Next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: start of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "green, definition list start, term"
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use Swipe Right (Next item) to navigate forwards to the end of `dl`
      1. Launch VoiceOver (iOS) and Safari.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: within target
        • Keyboard focus is: within target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Swipe Right (Next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: end of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "and possibly white, definition list end, definition"
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use Swipe Left (Previous item) to navigate backwards to the end of `dl`
      1. Launch VoiceOver (iOS) and Safari.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: after target
        • Keyboard focus is: after target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Swipe Left (Previous item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: end of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "And possibly white, definition list end, definition"
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use Swipe Left (Previous item) to navigate backwards to the start of `dl`
      1. Launch VoiceOver (iOS) and Safari.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: within target
        • Keyboard focus is: within target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Swipe Left (Previous item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: start of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "green, definition list start, term"
VoiceOver (macOS)Safariyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use VO + Right arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to the start of `dl`
      1. Launch VoiceOver (macOS) and Safari.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: VO + Right arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: start of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "description list, 3 items"
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use VO + Right arrow (Read next item) to navigate forwards to the end of `dl`
      1. Launch VoiceOver (macOS) and Safari.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: within target
        • Keyboard focus is: within target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: VO + Right arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: end of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "end of description list"
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use VO + Left Arrow (Read previous item) to navigate backwards to the end of `dl`
      1. Launch VoiceOver (macOS) and Safari.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: after target
        • Keyboard focus is: after target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: VO + Left Arrow (Read previous item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: end of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "end of description list"
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use VO + Left Arrow (Read previous item) to navigate backwards to the start of `dl`
      1. Launch VoiceOver (macOS) and Safari.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: within target
        • Keyboard focus is: within target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: VO + Left Arrow (Read previous item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: start of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "description list, 3 items"
Windows Speech RecognitionChromenot applicable-

Extended Support for: dl element (description list): convey the boundaries of the element

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 dl element (description list): convey the number of items in the list

This expectation is from the dl element (description list) feature.

Rationale:

A user needs to be able to understand how many pairs or items are in the list.

Strength of this expectation for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA

Examples:

  • A screen reader might convey the position of each item in the list as something like "x of y" where y is the number of items in the list.
  • A screen reader might convey each term and description pair as a single item, or as separate items. For example, a screen reader might convey the size of a list of 3 pairs as either 3 or 6.
  • A screen reader might convey the number of items in the list when first entering the list.

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 Down arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to the start of `dl`
      1. Launch JAWS and Chrome.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Down arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: start of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "definition list of 3 items"
JAWSIEyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use Down arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to the start of `dl`
      1. Launch JAWS and IE.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Down arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: start of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "definition list of 3 items"
JAWSFirefoxyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use Down arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to the start of `dl`
      1. Launch JAWS and Firefox.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Down arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: start of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "definition list of 3 items"
NarratorEdgenone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use Down arrow (Read next item (scan mode)) to navigate forward to the start of `dl`
      1. Launch Narrator and Edge.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Down arrow (Read next item (scan mode))
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: start of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Green"
NVDAChromeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use down arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to the start of `dl`
      1. Launch NVDA and Chrome.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: down arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: start of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "list with 7 items. Green"
NVDAFirefoxyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use down arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to the start of `dl`
      1. Launch NVDA and Firefox.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: down arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: start of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "list with 3 items. Green"
OrcaFirefoxnone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use down arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to the start of `dl`
      1. Launch Orca and Firefox.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: down arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: start of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "green"
TalkBackChromenone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use Swipe right (Read next item) to navigate forward to the start of `dl`
      1. Launch TalkBack and Chrome.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Swipe right (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: start of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Green"
Voice Access (Android)Chromenot applicable-
Voice Control (iOS)Safarinot applicable-
Voice Control (MacOS)Safarinot applicable-
VoiceOver (iOS)Safarinone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use Swipe Right (Next item) to navigate forward to the start of `dl`
      1. Launch VoiceOver (iOS) and Safari.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Swipe Right (Next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: start of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "green, definition list start, term"
VoiceOver (macOS)Safariyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use VO + Right arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to the start of `dl`
      1. Launch VoiceOver (macOS) and Safari.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dl
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: VO + Right arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: start of target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "description list, 3 items"
Windows Speech RecognitionChromenot applicable-

Extended Support for: dl element (description list): convey the number of items in the list

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 dt element: convey its role

This expectation is from the dt element feature.

Rationale:

A user needs to be able to distinguish between a description term and its description.

Strength of this expectation for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA

Examples:

  • A screen reader might announce an element as something like "<name>, <role>"
  • A screen reader might imply the role by the presence of certain context roles
  • Voice Control software might let the user say something like "click, <role>".
  • Voice Control software might let the user say something like "show numbers", and interactive roles will be flagged with numbers.

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 Down arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to `dt`
      1. Launch JAWS and Chrome.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dt
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Down arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Orange"
JAWSIEnone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use Down arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to `dt`
      1. Launch JAWS and IE.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dt
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Down arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Orange"
JAWSFirefoxnone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use Down arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to `dt`
      1. Launch JAWS and Firefox.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dt
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Down arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Orange"
NarratorEdgenone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use Down arrow (Read next item (scan mode)) to navigate forward to `dt`
      1. Launch Narrator and Edge.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dt
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Down arrow (Read next item (scan mode))
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Orange"
NVDAChromenone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use down arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to `dt`
      1. Launch NVDA and Chrome.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dt
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: down arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Orange"
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use Desktop: NVDA+NUMPAD 5 OR Laptop: NVDA+CTRL+i (Read current item) on the target of `dt`
      1. Launch NVDA and Chrome.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dt
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: Desktop: NVDA+NUMPAD 5 OR Laptop: NVDA+CTRL+i (Read current item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "list item, read only, 2 of 3"
NVDAFirefoxnone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use down arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to `dt`
      1. Launch NVDA and Firefox.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dt
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: down arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Orange"
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use Desktop: NVDA+NUMPAD 5 OR Laptop: NVDA+CTRL+i (Read current item) on the target of `dt`
      1. Launch NVDA and Firefox.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dt
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: Desktop: NVDA+NUMPAD 5 OR Laptop: NVDA+CTRL+i (Read current item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Orange list item, read only"
OrcaFirefoxnone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use down arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to `dt`
      1. Launch Orca and Firefox.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dt
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: down arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Green"
TalkBackChromenone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use Swipe right (Read next item) to navigate forward to `dt`
      1. Launch TalkBack and Chrome.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dt
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Swipe right (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Orange"
Voice Access (Android)Chromenot applicable-
Voice Control (iOS)Safarinot applicable-
Voice Control (MacOS)Safarinot applicable-
VoiceOver (iOS)Safariyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use Swipe Right (Next item) to navigate forward to `dt`
      1. Launch VoiceOver (iOS) and Safari.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dt
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Swipe Right (Next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Orange, term"
VoiceOver (macOS)Safarinone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use VO + Right arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to `dt`
      1. Launch VoiceOver (macOS) and Safari.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dt
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: VO + Right arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Orange, 3 of 6"
Windows Speech RecognitionChromenot applicable-

Extended Support for: dt element: convey its role

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 dt element: convey the position in set information

This expectation is from the dt element feature.

Rationale:

A user needs to where the position is in the list

Strength of this expectation for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA

Examples:

  • A screen reader might convey the position of each item in the list as something like "x of y" where y is the number of items in the list.
  • A screen reader might convey each term and description pair as a single item, or as separate items. For example, a screen reader might convey the size of a list of 3 pairs as either 3 or 6.

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 Down arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to `dt`
      1. Launch JAWS and Chrome.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dt
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Down arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Orange"
JAWSIEnone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use Down arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to `dt`
      1. Launch JAWS and IE.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dt
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Down arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Orange"
JAWSFirefoxnone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use Down arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to `dt`
      1. Launch JAWS and Firefox.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dt
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Down arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Orange"
NarratorEdgenone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use Down arrow (Read next item (scan mode)) to navigate forward to `dt`
      1. Launch Narrator and Edge.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dt
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Down arrow (Read next item (scan mode))
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Orange"
NVDAChromepartial
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use down arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to `dt`
      1. Launch NVDA and Chrome.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dt
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: down arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Orange"
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use Desktop: NVDA+NUMPAD 5 OR Laptop: NVDA+CTRL+i (Read current item) on the target of `dt`
      1. Launch NVDA and Chrome.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dt
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: Desktop: NVDA+NUMPAD 5 OR Laptop: NVDA+CTRL+i (Read current item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "list item, read only, 2 of 3"
NVDAFirefoxnone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use down arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to `dt`
      1. Launch NVDA and Firefox.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dt
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: down arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Orange"
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use Desktop: NVDA+NUMPAD 5 OR Laptop: NVDA+CTRL+i (Read current item) on the target of `dt`
      1. Launch NVDA and Firefox.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dt
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: Desktop: NVDA+NUMPAD 5 OR Laptop: NVDA+CTRL+i (Read current item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Orange list item, read only"
OrcaFirefoxnone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use down arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to `dt`
      1. Launch Orca and Firefox.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dt
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: down arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Green"
TalkBackChromenone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use Swipe right (Read next item) to navigate forward to `dt`
      1. Launch TalkBack and Chrome.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dt
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Swipe right (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Orange"
Voice Access (Android)Chromenot applicable-
Voice Control (iOS)Safarinot applicable-
Voice Control (MacOS)Safarinot applicable-
VoiceOver (iOS)Safarinone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use Swipe Right (Next item) to navigate forward to `dt`
      1. Launch VoiceOver (iOS) and Safari.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dt
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Swipe Right (Next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Orange, term"
VoiceOver (macOS)Safariyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use VO + Right arrow (Read next item) to navigate forward to `dt`
      1. Launch VoiceOver (macOS) and Safari.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Identify all elements that match this selector:dt
        • If multiple elements match the target, 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: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: VO + Right arrow (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "Orange, 3 of 6"
Windows Speech RecognitionChromenot applicable-

Extended Support for: dt element: convey the position in set information

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
JAWS2020.2008.24Chrome8520042020-09-21
JAWS2020.2008.24IE11.13420042020-09-21
JAWS2020.2008.24Firefox8020042020-09-21
Narrator2004Edge8520042020-09-21
NVDA2020.2Chrome8520042020-09-21
NVDA2020.2Firefox8020042019-09-04
Orca3.36.1Firefox80Ubuntu 20.042020-09-21
TalkBack8.2Chrome8572020-09-21
VoiceOver (iOS)14Safari14142020-09-21
VoiceOver (macOS)10.15.6Safari14.010.15.62020-09-21

History

  • 2019-05-01 Test created
  • 2019-09-11 Added Ora and Talkback results
  • 2020-09-21 Core combinations were re-tested and test instructions were fixed. Voice Over for iOS + Safari now has better results. Talkback, Narrator, and Orca now have worse results.