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Test: headers attribute test

Screen Reader support level: partial (4/13)

Voice Control support level: unknown

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this tests the headers attribute on a td element

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Summary of Screen Reader support by expectation

headers attribute
ExpectationJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeEdgeFirefoxEdgeChromeEdgeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
MUST convey the defined cell headers applied to: td element; references: th elementnonenonenonenonesupportedsupportedsupportednonenonenonenone

* means that some support is hidden behind settings

Summary of Voice Control support by expectation

headers attribute
ExpectationDragon Naturally SpeakingVoice Access (Android)Voice Control (iOS)Voice Control (MacOS)Windows Speech Recognition
ChromeChromeSafariSafariChrome
Not applicable

* means that some support is hidden behind settings

Detailed support results by expectation

Expectation for the headers attribute: convey the defined cell headers - applied to the td element - applied to the th element

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

This expectation references the th element. Expectations and results might differ when the the feature references different roles.

This expectation is from the headers attribute feature.

Rationale:

The user needs to know which headers apply to the current cell

Strength of this expectation for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA

Examples:

  • Screen readers will announce the headers defined by the attribute. The attribute value will override the implicit row and column headers.

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 Control + Alt + up arrow (Move to next row) to navigate forward to `#target`
      1. Launch JAWS and Chrome.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Find the target element(s) that you will test against. Identify all elements that match this selector:#target
        • If multiple elements match the selector, repeat this test for all instances. However, choose a single instance to report against. If you feel that the selector should be more specific, please open a GitHub Issue.
      4. Position and configure the screen reader so that the following conditions are met
        • Virtual focus is: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Control + Alt + up arrow (Move to next row)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "sad (target), row 2"
JAWSEdgenone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use Control + Alt + up arrow (Move to next row) to navigate forward to `#target`
      1. Launch JAWS and Edge.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Find the target element(s) that you will test against. Identify all elements that match this selector:#target
        • If multiple elements match the selector, repeat this test for all instances. However, choose a single instance to report against. If you feel that the selector should be more specific, please open a GitHub Issue.
      4. Position and configure the screen reader so that the following conditions are met
        • Virtual focus is: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Control + Alt + up arrow (Move to next row)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "sad (target), row 2"
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use Control + Alt + up arrow (Move to next row) to navigate forward to `#target`
      1. Launch JAWS and Edge.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Find the target element(s) that you will test against. Identify all elements that match this selector:#target
        • If multiple elements match the selector, repeat this test for all instances. However, choose a single instance to report against. If you feel that the selector should be more specific, please open a GitHub Issue.
      4. Position and configure the screen reader so that the following conditions are met
        • Virtual focus is: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Control + Alt + up arrow (Move to next row)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "sad (target), row 2"
JAWSFirefoxnone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use Control + Alt + up arrow (Move to next row) to navigate forward to `#target`
      1. Launch JAWS and Firefox.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Find the target element(s) that you will test against. Identify all elements that match this selector:#target
        • If multiple elements match the selector, repeat this test for all instances. However, choose a single instance to report against. If you feel that the selector should be more specific, please open a GitHub Issue.
      4. Position and configure the screen reader so that the following conditions are met
        • Virtual focus is: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Control + Alt + up arrow (Move to next row)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "sad (target), row 2"
NarratorEdgenone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use Control + Alt + up arrow (Move to next row) to navigate forward to `#target`
      1. Launch Narrator and Edge.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Find the target element(s) that you will test against. Identify all elements that match this selector:#target
        • If multiple elements match the selector, repeat this test for all instances. However, choose a single instance to report against. If you feel that the selector should be more specific, please open a GitHub Issue.
      4. Position and configure the screen reader so that the following conditions are met
        • Virtual focus is: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Control + Alt + up arrow (Move to next row)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "sad (target), row 2 of 3"
NVDAChromeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use Control + Alt + up arrow (Move to next row) to navigate forward to `#target`
      1. Launch NVDA and Chrome.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Find the target element(s) that you will test against. Identify all elements that match this selector:#target
        • If multiple elements match the selector, repeat this test for all instances. However, choose a single instance to report against. If you feel that the selector should be more specific, please open a GitHub Issue.
      4. Position and configure the screen reader so that the following conditions are met
        • Virtual focus is: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Control + Alt + up arrow (Move to next row)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "mood, row 2, sad (target)"
NVDAEdgeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use Control + Alt + up arrow (Move to next row) to navigate forward to `#target`
      1. Launch NVDA and Edge.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Find the target element(s) that you will test against. Identify all elements that match this selector:#target
        • If multiple elements match the selector, repeat this test for all instances. However, choose a single instance to report against. If you feel that the selector should be more specific, please open a GitHub Issue.
      4. Position and configure the screen reader so that the following conditions are met
        • Virtual focus is: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Control + Alt + up arrow (Move to next row)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "mood, row 2, sad (target)"
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use Control + Alt + up arrow (Move to next row) to navigate forward to `#target`
      1. Launch NVDA and Edge.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Find the target element(s) that you will test against. Identify all elements that match this selector:#target
        • If multiple elements match the selector, repeat this test for all instances. However, choose a single instance to report against. If you feel that the selector should be more specific, please open a GitHub Issue.
      4. Position and configure the screen reader so that the following conditions are met
        • Virtual focus is: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Control + Alt + up arrow (Move to next row)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "mood, row 2, sad (target)"
NVDAFirefoxyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use Control + Alt + up arrow (Move to next row) to navigate forward to `#target`
      1. Launch NVDA and Firefox.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Find the target element(s) that you will test against. Identify all elements that match this selector:#target
        • If multiple elements match the selector, repeat this test for all instances. However, choose a single instance to report against. If you feel that the selector should be more specific, please open a GitHub Issue.
      4. Position and configure the screen reader so that the following conditions are met
        • Virtual focus is: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Control + Alt + up arrow (Move to next row)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "mood, row 2, sad (target)"
OrcaFirefoxnone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use alt + shift + down arrow (Move to next row) to navigate forward to `#target`
      1. Launch Orca and Firefox.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Find the target element(s) that you will test against. Identify all elements that match this selector:#target
        • If multiple elements match the selector, repeat this test for all instances. However, choose a single instance to report against. If you feel that the selector should be more specific, please open a GitHub Issue.
      4. Position and configure the screen reader so that the following conditions are met
        • Virtual focus is: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: alt + shift + down arrow (Move to next row)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "sad (target), row 2, column 1"
TalkBackChromenone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use Swipe right (or alt+right arrow) (Read next item) to navigate forward to `#target`
      1. Launch TalkBack and Chrome.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Find the target element(s) that you will test against. Identify all elements that match this selector:#target
        • If multiple elements match the selector, repeat this test for all instances. However, choose a single instance to report against. If you feel that the selector should be more specific, please open a GitHub Issue.
      4. Position and configure the screen reader so that the following conditions are met
        • Virtual focus is: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Swipe right (or alt+right arrow) (Read next item)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "sad (target), row 2, negative"
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 `#target`
      1. Launch VoiceOver (iOS) and Safari.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Find the target element(s) that you will test against. Identify all elements that match this selector:#target
        • If multiple elements match the selector, repeat this test for all instances. However, choose a single instance to report against. If you feel that the selector should be more specific, please open a GitHub Issue.
      4. Position and configure the screen reader so that the following conditions are met
        • Virtual focus is: 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: "sad (target), row 2, column 1"
VoiceOver (macOS)Safarinone
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use VO + Down Arrow (Move to Next Row) to navigate forward to `#target`
      1. Launch VoiceOver (macOS) and Safari.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Find the target element(s) that you will test against. Identify all elements that match this selector:#target
        • If multiple elements match the selector, repeat this test for all instances. However, choose a single instance to report against. If you feel that the selector should be more specific, please open a GitHub Issue.
      4. Position and configure the screen reader so that the following conditions are met
        • Virtual focus is: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: VO + Down Arrow (Move to Next Row)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "row 2 of 3, sad (target)"
Windows Speech RecognitionChromenot applicable-

Extended Support for: headers attribute: convey the defined cell headers

These are less common combinations

ATBrowserHas SupportOutput
Dragon Naturally SpeakingIEnot applicable-
Dragon Naturally SpeakingFirefoxnot applicable-
JAWS 2021.2107.12Edge 92none
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use Control + Alt + up arrow (Move to next row) to navigate forward to `#target`
      1. Launch JAWS and Edge.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Find the target element(s) that you will test against. Identify all elements that match this selector:#target
        • If multiple elements match the selector, repeat this test for all instances. However, choose a single instance to report against. If you feel that the selector should be more specific, please open a GitHub Issue.
      4. Position and configure the screen reader so that the following conditions are met
        • Virtual focus is: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Control + Alt + up arrow (Move to next row)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "sad (target), row 2"
  • Result: (fail)
    • Test Case: Use Control + Alt + up arrow (Move to next row) to navigate forward to `#target`
      1. Launch JAWS and Edge.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Find the target element(s) that you will test against. Identify all elements that match this selector:#target
        • If multiple elements match the selector, repeat this test for all instances. However, choose a single instance to report against. If you feel that the selector should be more specific, please open a GitHub Issue.
      4. Position and configure the screen reader so that the following conditions are met
        • Virtual focus is: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Control + Alt + up arrow (Move to next row)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "sad (target), row 2"
NarratorFirefoxunknown-
NarratorChromeunknown-
NarratorIEunknown-
NVDAIEunknown-
NVDA 2021.1Edge 92yes
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use Control + Alt + up arrow (Move to next row) to navigate forward to `#target`
      1. Launch NVDA and Edge.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Find the target element(s) that you will test against. Identify all elements that match this selector:#target
        • If multiple elements match the selector, repeat this test for all instances. However, choose a single instance to report against. If you feel that the selector should be more specific, please open a GitHub Issue.
      4. Position and configure the screen reader so that the following conditions are met
        • Virtual focus is: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Control + Alt + up arrow (Move to next row)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "mood, row 2, sad (target)"
  • Result: (pass)
    • Test Case: Use Control + Alt + up arrow (Move to next row) to navigate forward to `#target`
      1. Launch NVDA and Edge.
      2. Navigate to the test page.
      3. Find the target element(s) that you will test against. Identify all elements that match this selector:#target
        • If multiple elements match the selector, repeat this test for all instances. However, choose a single instance to report against. If you feel that the selector should be more specific, please open a GitHub Issue.
      4. Position and configure the screen reader so that the following conditions are met
        • Virtual focus is: before target
        • Keyboard focus is: before target
        • Mode is: auto (do not explicitly change the mode)
      5. Issue the command: Control + Alt + up arrow (Move to next row)
        • After issuing the command, virtual focus should be: target
      6. Record results for the relevant expectations
    • Output: "mood, row 2, sad (target)"
TalkBackFirefoxunknown-
Voice Access (Android)Firefoxnot applicable-
VoiceOver (iOS)Chromeunknown-
VoiceOver (macOS)Chromeunknown-
VoiceOver (macOS)Firefoxunknown-
OrcaChromeunknown-
Voice Control (MacOS)Chromenot applicable-
Voice Control (MacOS)Firefoxnot applicable-
Windows Speech RecognitionEdgenot applicable-
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Dates and Versions of tested combinations

ATAT VersionBrowserBrowser versionOS versionDate tested
JAWS2021.2107.12Chrome9221H12021-08-07
JAWS2021.2107.12Edge9221H12021-08-07
JAWS2020.2006.12Firefox7720042020-07-10
Narrator2004Edge8320042020-07-10
NVDA2021.1Chrome9221H12021-08-07
NVDA2021.1Edge9221H12021-08-07
NVDA2020.1Firefox7720042020-07-10
Orca3.36.1Firefox77Ubuntu 20.042020-07-10
TalkBack8.1Chrome8492020-07-10
VoiceOver (iOS)13.4.1Safari13.4.113.4.12020-07-10
VoiceOver (macOS)10.15.5Safari13.1.110.15.52020-07-10

History

  • 2020-07-10 test added
  • 2021-08-07 Added Narrator results for NVDA and JAWS, updated NVDA+Chrome results.