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Test: Basic html file input test

Screen Reader support level: partial (16/40)

Voice Control support level: partial (6/9)

A basic html file input test.

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Dates and Versions of tested combinations

ATAT VersionBrowserBrowser versionOS versionDate tested
Dragon Naturally Speaking15.30Chrome7719032019-10-16
JAWS2020.1912.11Chrome7919092020-01-28
JAWS2020.1912.11IE1119092020-01-28
JAWS2020.1912.11Firefox7219092020-01-28
Narrator1903Edge4419032019-10-16
NVDA2019.2.1Chrome7719032019-10-16
NVDA2019.2.1Firefox6919032019-10-16
Orca3.31.4Firefox69Ubuntu 19.042019-10-16
TalkBack7.3.0Chrome777.02019-10-16
Voice Access (Android)3.1Chrome777.02019-10-16
Voice Control (iOS)13.1.3Safari13.113.1.32019-10-16
Voice Control (MacOS)10.15Safari13.0.210.152019-10-16
VoiceOver (iOS)13.1.3Safari13.113.1.32019-10-16
VoiceOver (macOS)10.15Safari13.0.210.152019-10-16
Windows Speech Recognition1903Chrome7719032019-10-18

Summary of Screen Reader support by expectation

ExpectationJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
input[type="file"] element
MUST convey an appropriate namepartial (1/3)partialpartial (1/2)partialsupportedsupportedsupported
MUST convey an appropriate rolesupportedpartialsupportedpartialsupportedsupportedsupported
MUST convey the current valuesome partial supportnonesome partial supportpartialnonesupportedpartial
MUST convey changes in valuepartial (1/3)nonenonenonenonenonesupported
SHOULD provide shortcuts to jump to this rolesupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported

* means that some support is hidden behind settings

Summary of Voice Control support by expectation

ExpectationDragon Naturally SpeakingVoice Access (Android)Voice Control (iOS)Voice Control (MacOS)Windows Speech Recognition
input[type="file"] element
MUST convey an appropriate namenonesupportedsupportednonesupported
MUST convey an appropriate rolenonesupportednot applicablesupportedsupported

* means that some support is hidden behind settings

Detailed support results by expectation

Expectation for the input[type="file"] element: convey an appropriate name

Rationale: A screen reader user needs to know what to enter.

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: MUST

Examples of assistive technologies support this expectation:

  • A screen reader will announce the name (label).
  • Voice control software will let the user say something like "click <name>" to activate the control.

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

This expectation is from the input[type="file"] element feature.

ATBrowserHas SupportOutputAction
Dragon Naturally SpeakingChromenone
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: "Click <text>" (Activate item by name)
    • Output: command was not recognized
    • Command Notes: said "click upload an image"
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JAWSChromeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Down arrow (Read next item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, button"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, button, to activate press space bar"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: f (Next form field)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, button"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: f (Next form field)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, button"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Insert + F3 (Open element list)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
    • Output: in list of form controls as "upload an image button"
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JAWSIEpartial
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Down arrow (Read next item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, file upload, edit, browse..."
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, button, to activate press space bar"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: f (Next form field)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, file upload, edit"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: f (Next form field)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, file upload, edit"
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Insert + F3 (Open element list)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
    • Output: in list of form fields as "browse ... button"
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JAWSFirefoxpartial
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Down arrow (Read next item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "browse, button"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, file upload, edit, browse..."
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: f (Next form field)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "browse, button"
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: f (Next form field)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "browse, button"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Insert + F3 (Open element list)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
    • Output: in list of form controls as "upload an image browse... button"
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NarratorEdgepartial
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Down arrow (Read next item (scan mode))
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "operation timed out"
    • Result Notes: caused the browser to crash
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, file"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: f (Next form field)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, enter name of file to upload, edit read only"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: f (Next form field)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, enter name of file to upload, edit read only"
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NVDAChromeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: down arrow (Read next item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, button, upload an image"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, button"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: f (Next form field)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, button"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: f (Next form field)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, button"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: NVDA + F7 (Open Elements List)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
    • Output: in list of form fields as "upload an image; button"
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NVDAFirefoxpartial
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: down arrow (Read next item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "clickable, upload an image, button, browse, no file selected"
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "browse, button, no file selected"
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: f (Next form field)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "browse, button"
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: NVDA + F7 (Open Elements List)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
    • Output: in list of form fields as "browse... button"
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OrcaFirefoxpartial
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: down arrow (Read next item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, clickable, push button, no file selected"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image"
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Tab (Next form field)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "browse, push button"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: alt + shift + f (Open list of form fields)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: in list of form controls as "upload an image; push button; browse..."
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TalkBackChromeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Swipe right (Read next item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, button"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Swipe right (next control (correct item type must be selected))
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, button"
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Voice Access (Android)Chromeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: "Tap <text>" or just "<text>" (Activate item by name)
    • Output: input was activated
    • Command Notes: said "tap upload an image"
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Voice Control (iOS)Safariyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: "Tap <text>" (Activate item by name)
    • Output: input was activated""
    • Command Notes: said "tap upload an image"
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Voice Control (MacOS)Safarinone
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: "Click <text>" (Activate item by name)
    • Output: command was not recognized
    • Command Notes: said "click upload an image"
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VoiceOver (iOS)Safariyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Swipe Right (Next item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, no file selected, button"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Swipe down (next form control (correct item type must be selected))
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, no file selected, button"
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VoiceOver (macOS)Safariyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: VO + Right arrow (Read next item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "no file selected, upload an image, file upload button"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "no file selected, upload an image, file upload button"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: VO + Command + J (Next Form Control)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "no file selected, upload an image, file upload button"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: VO + U (Open Rotor)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
    • Output: in list of form controls as "no file selected Upload an image file upload button"
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Windows Speech RecognitionChromeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: "Click <text>" (Activate item by name)
    • Output: role was activated
    • Command Notes: said "click upload an image"
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Extended Support for: input[type="file"] element: convey an appropriate name

These are less common combinations

ATBrowserHas SupportOutputAction
Dragon Naturally SpeakingIEunknown-More information
Dragon Naturally SpeakingFirefoxunknown-More information
JAWSEdgeunknown-More information
NarratorFirefoxunknown-More information
NarratorChromeunknown-More information
NarratorIEunknown-More information
NVDAIEunknown-More information
NVDAEdgeunknown-More information
TalkBackFirefoxunknown-More information
Voice Access (Android)Firefoxunknown-More information
VoiceOver (iOS)Chromeunknown-More information
VoiceOver (macOS)Chromeunknown-More information
VoiceOver (macOS)Firefoxunknown-More information
OrcaChromeunknown-More information
Voice Control (MacOS)Chromeunknown-More information
Voice Control (MacOS)Firefoxunknown-More information
Windows Speech Recognition 1903Edge 44yes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: "Click <text>" (Activate item by name)
    • Output: role was activated
    • Command Notes: said "click upload an image"
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Expectation for the input[type="file"] element: convey an appropriate role

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 these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: MUST

Examples of assistive technologies support this expectation:

  • A screen reader might be announce the role as "text input", "edit", "edit file", etc.
  • Voice control software will let the user say something like "click text box" to focus a the input or flag the role with a number.

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

This expectation is from the input[type="file"] element feature.

ATBrowserHas SupportOutputAction
Dragon Naturally SpeakingChromenone
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Click <role> (Click Type)
    • Output: command was not recognized
    • Command Notes: said "click edit"
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Click <role> (Click Type)
    • Output: command was not recognized
    • Command Notes: said "click edit"
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JAWSChromeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Down arrow (Read next item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, button"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, button, to activate press space bar"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: f (Next form field)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, button"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Insert + F3 (Open element list)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
    • Output: in list of form controls as "upload an image button"
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JAWSIEyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Down arrow (Read next item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, file upload, edit, browse..."
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, button, to activate press space bar"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: f (Next form field)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, file upload, edit"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Insert + F3 (Open element list)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
    • Output: in list of form fields as "browse ... button"
More information
JAWSFirefoxyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Down arrow (Read next item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "browse, button"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, file upload, edit, browse..."
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: f (Next form field)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "browse, button"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Insert + F3 (Open element list)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
    • Output: in list of form controls as "upload an image browse... button"
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NarratorEdgepartial
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Down arrow (Read next item (scan mode))
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "operation timed out"
    • Result Notes: caused the browser to crash
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, file"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: f (Next form field)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, enter name of file to upload, edit read only"
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NVDAChromeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: down arrow (Read next item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, button, upload an image"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, button"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: f (Next form field)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, button"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: f (Next form field)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, button"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: NVDA + F7 (Open Elements List)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
    • Output: in list of form fields as "upload an image; button"
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NVDAFirefoxyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: down arrow (Read next item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "clickable, upload an image, button, browse, no file selected"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "browse, button, no file selected"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: f (Next form field)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "browse, button"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: NVDA + F7 (Open Elements List)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
    • Output: in list of form fields as "browse... button"
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OrcaFirefoxpartial
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: down arrow (Read next item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, clickable, push button, no file selected"
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Tab (Next form field)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "browse, push button"
    • Result Notes: name was not conveyed
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: alt + shift + f (Open list of form fields)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: in list of form controls as "upload an image; push button; browse..."
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TalkBackChromeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Swipe right (Read next item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, button"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Swipe right (next control (correct item type must be selected))
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, button"
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Voice Access (Android)Chromeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: "Show numbers" (Turn on the numbers overlay)
    • Output: input was flagged with a number
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Voice Control (iOS)Safarinot applicable-More information
Voice Control (MacOS)Safariyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: "Show numbers" (Turn on the numbers overlay)
    • Output: input was flagged with a number
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VoiceOver (iOS)Safariyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Swipe Right (Next item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, no file selected, button"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Swipe down (next form control (correct item type must be selected))
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, no file selected, button"
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VoiceOver (macOS)Safariyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: VO + Right arrow (Read next item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "no file selected, upload an image, file upload button"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "no file selected, upload an image, file upload button"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: VO + Command + J (Next Form Control)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "no file selected, upload an image, file upload button"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: VO + U (Open Rotor)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
    • Output: in list of form controls as "no file selected Upload an image file upload button"
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Windows Speech RecognitionChromeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: "Show numbers" (Turn on the numbers overlay)
    • Output: role was flagged with a number
    • Command Notes: said "show numbers"
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Extended Support for: input[type="file"] element: convey an appropriate role

These are less common combinations

ATBrowserHas SupportOutputAction
Dragon Naturally SpeakingIEunknown-More information
Dragon Naturally SpeakingFirefoxunknown-More information
JAWSEdgeunknown-More information
NarratorFirefoxunknown-More information
NarratorChromeunknown-More information
NarratorIEunknown-More information
NVDAIEunknown-More information
NVDAEdgeunknown-More information
TalkBackFirefoxunknown-More information
Voice Access (Android)Firefoxunknown-More information
VoiceOver (iOS)Chromeunknown-More information
VoiceOver (macOS)Chromeunknown-More information
VoiceOver (macOS)Firefoxunknown-More information
OrcaChromeunknown-More information
Voice Control (MacOS)Chromeunknown-More information
Voice Control (MacOS)Firefoxunknown-More information
Windows Speech Recognition 1903Edge 44yes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: "Show numbers" (Turn on the numbers overlay)
    • Output: role was flagged with a number
    • Command Notes: said "show numbers"
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Expectation for the input[type="file"] element: convey the current value

Rationale: A screen reader user needs to know the current value of the input.

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA

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

This expectation is from the input[type="file"] element feature.

ATBrowserHas SupportOutputAction
Dragon Naturally SpeakingChromenot applicable-More information
JAWSChromenone
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Down arrow (Read next item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, button"
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, button, to activate press space bar"
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: f (Next form field)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, button"
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Insert + F3 (Open element list)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
    • Output: in list of form controls as "upload an image button"
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JAWSIEpartial
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Down arrow (Read next item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, file upload, edit, browse..."
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, button, to activate press space bar"
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: f (Next form field)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, file upload, edit"
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Insert + F3 (Open element list)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
    • Output: in list of form fields as "browse ... button"
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JAWSFirefoxpartial
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Down arrow (Read next item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "browse, button"
    • Result Notes: the value is a separate item from the button in reading mode
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, file upload, edit, browse..."
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: f (Next form field)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "browse, button"
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Insert + F3 (Open element list)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
    • Output: in list of form controls as "upload an image browse... button"
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NarratorEdgenone
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Down arrow (Read next item (scan mode))
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "operation timed out"
    • Result Notes: caused the browser to crash
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, file"
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: f (Next form field)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, enter name of file to upload, edit read only"
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NVDAChromenone
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: down arrow (Read next item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, button, upload an image"
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, button"
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: f (Next form field)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, button"
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: NVDA + F7 (Open Elements List)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
    • Output: in list of form fields as "upload an image; button"
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NVDAFirefoxpartial
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: down arrow (Read next item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "clickable, upload an image, button, browse, no file selected"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "browse, button, no file selected"
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: f (Next form field)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "browse, button"
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: NVDA + F7 (Open Elements List)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
    • Output: in list of form fields as "browse... button"
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OrcaFirefoxpartial
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: down arrow (Read next item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, clickable, push button, no file selected"
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image"
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Tab (Next form field)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "browse, push button"
    • Result Notes: name was not conveyed
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: alt + shift + f (Open list of form fields)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: in list of form controls as "upload an image; push button; browse..."
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TalkBackChromenone
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Swipe right (Read next item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, button"
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Swipe right (next control (correct item type must be selected))
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, button"
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Voice Access (Android)Chromenot applicable-More information
Voice Control (iOS)Safarinot applicable-More information
Voice Control (MacOS)Safarinot applicable-More information
VoiceOver (iOS)Safariyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Swipe Right (Next item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, no file selected, button"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Swipe down (next form control (correct item type must be selected))
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, no file selected, button"
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VoiceOver (macOS)Safaripartial
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: VO + Right arrow (Read next item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "no file selected, upload an image, file upload button"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Tab (Read next focusable item)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "no file selected, upload an image, file upload button"
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: VO + Command + J (Next Form Control)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "no file selected, upload an image, file upload button"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: VO + U (Open Rotor)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
    • Output: in list of form controls as "no file selected Upload an image file upload button"
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Windows Speech RecognitionChromenot applicable-More information

Extended Support for: input[type="file"] element: convey the current value

These are less common combinations

ATBrowserHas SupportOutputAction
Dragon Naturally SpeakingIEnot applicable-More information
Dragon Naturally SpeakingFirefoxnot applicable-More information
JAWSEdgeunknown-More information
NarratorFirefoxunknown-More information
NarratorChromeunknown-More information
NarratorIEunknown-More information
NVDAIEunknown-More information
NVDAEdgeunknown-More information
TalkBackFirefoxunknown-More information
Voice Access (Android)Firefoxnot applicable-More information
VoiceOver (iOS)Chromeunknown-More information
VoiceOver (macOS)Chromeunknown-More information
VoiceOver (macOS)Firefoxunknown-More information
OrcaChromeunknown-More information
Voice Control (MacOS)Chromenot applicable-More information
Voice Control (MacOS)Firefoxnot applicable-More information
Windows Speech Recognition 1903Edge 44not applicable-More information
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Expectation for the input[type="file"] element: convey changes in value

Rationale: The user needs to know that the value was successfully changed.

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA

Examples of assistive technologies support this expectation:

  • When the user enter texts, the screen reader will announce it back to them.

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

This expectation is from the input[type="file"] element feature.

ATBrowserHas SupportOutputAction
Dragon Naturally SpeakingChromenot applicable-More information
JAWSChromenone
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Enter or Space (Activate Button)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: announced the file input control without the current value
    • Result Notes: the selected a file from the prompt and activated the button to open the file
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JAWSIEyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Enter or Space (Activate Button)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: announced the file input control with the current value
    • Result Notes: the selected a file from the prompt and activated the button to open the file
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JAWSFirefoxnone
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Enter or Space (Activate Button)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: announced the title of the window
    • Result Notes: the selected a file from the prompt and activated the button to open the file
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NarratorEdgenone
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Enter or Space Bar (Activate Item (primary action))
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: nothing was announced
    • Result Notes: the selected a file from the prompt and activated the button to open the file
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NVDAChromenone
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Enter or Space (Activate Button)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: the window title was announced
    • Result Notes: the selected a file from the prompt and activated the button to open the file
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NVDAFirefoxnone
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Enter or Space (Activate Button)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: the window title was announced
    • Result Notes: the selected a file from the prompt and activated the button to open the file
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OrcaFirefoxnone
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Enter or Space (Activate Button)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: the input was announced without the value
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TalkBackChromenone
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: double tap (Activate button)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: input was announced without the value
    • Result Notes: took a picture and used that for the file
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Voice Access (Android)Chromenot applicable-More information
Voice Control (iOS)Safarinot applicable-More information
Voice Control (MacOS)Safarinot applicable-More information
VoiceOver (iOS)Safarinone
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Double tap (Activate Button)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: focus was lost and sent to the formatting options button at the top of safari, no indication of value was conveyed
    • Result Notes: took a picture and used that for the file
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VoiceOver (macOS)Safariyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Enter or Space (Activate Button)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: input was focused with new value conveyed
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Windows Speech RecognitionChromenot applicable-More information

Extended Support for: input[type="file"] element: convey changes in value

These are less common combinations

ATBrowserHas SupportOutputAction
Dragon Naturally SpeakingIEnot applicable-More information
Dragon Naturally SpeakingFirefoxnot applicable-More information
JAWSEdgeunknown-More information
NarratorFirefoxunknown-More information
NarratorChromeunknown-More information
NarratorIEunknown-More information
NVDAIEunknown-More information
NVDAEdgeunknown-More information
TalkBackFirefoxunknown-More information
Voice Access (Android)Firefoxnot applicable-More information
VoiceOver (iOS)Chromeunknown-More information
VoiceOver (macOS)Chromeunknown-More information
VoiceOver (macOS)Firefoxunknown-More information
OrcaChromeunknown-More information
Voice Control (MacOS)Chromenot applicable-More information
Voice Control (MacOS)Firefoxnot applicable-More information
Windows Speech Recognition 1903Edge 44not applicable-More information
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Expectation for the input[type="file"] element: provide shortcuts to jump to this role

Rationale: Screen reader users might want to quickly navigate to elements of this type.

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: SHOULD
  • Voice Control: NA

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

This expectation is from the input[type="file"] element feature.

ATBrowserHas SupportOutputAction
Dragon Naturally SpeakingChromenot applicable-More information
JAWSChromeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: f (Next form field)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, button"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Insert + F3 (Open element list)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
    • Output: in list of form controls as "upload an image button"
More information
JAWSIEyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: f (Next form field)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, file upload, edit"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Insert + F3 (Open element list)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
    • Output: in list of form fields as "browse ... button"
More information
JAWSFirefoxyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: f (Next form field)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "browse, button"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Insert + F3 (Open element list)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
    • Output: in list of form controls as "upload an image browse... button"
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NarratorEdgeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: f (Next form field)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, enter name of file to upload, edit read only"
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NVDAChromeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: f (Next form field)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, button"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: NVDA + F7 (Open Elements List)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
    • Output: in list of form fields as "upload an image; button"
More information
NVDAFirefoxyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: f (Next form field)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "browse, button"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: NVDA + F7 (Open Elements List)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
    • Output: in list of form fields as "browse... button"
More information
OrcaFirefoxyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Tab (Next form field)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "browse, push button"
    • Result Notes: name was not conveyed
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: alt + shift + f (Open list of form fields)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: in list of form controls as "upload an image; push button; browse..."
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TalkBackChromeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Swipe right (next control (correct item type must be selected))
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, button"
More information
Voice Access (Android)Chromenot applicable-More information
Voice Control (iOS)Safarinot applicable-More information
Voice Control (MacOS)Safarinot applicable-More information
VoiceOver (iOS)Safariyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Swipe down (next form control (correct item type must be selected))
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "upload an image, no file selected, button"
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VoiceOver (macOS)Safariyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: VO + Command + J (Next Form Control)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
      • keyboard focus location: before target
      • virtual cursor location: before target
    • location after command: target
    • Output: "no file selected, upload an image, file upload button"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: VO + U (Open Rotor)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
    • Output: in list of form controls as "no file selected Upload an image file upload button"
More information
Windows Speech RecognitionChromenot applicable-More information

Extended Support for: input[type="file"] element: provide shortcuts to jump to this role

These are less common combinations

ATBrowserHas SupportOutputAction
Dragon Naturally SpeakingIEnot applicable-More information
Dragon Naturally SpeakingFirefoxnot applicable-More information
JAWSEdgeunknown-More information
NarratorFirefoxunknown-More information
NarratorChromeunknown-More information
NarratorIEunknown-More information
NVDAIEunknown-More information
NVDAEdgeunknown-More information
TalkBackFirefoxunknown-More information
Voice Access (Android)Firefoxnot applicable-More information
VoiceOver (iOS)Chromeunknown-More information
VoiceOver (macOS)Chromeunknown-More information
VoiceOver (macOS)Firefoxunknown-More information
OrcaChromeunknown-More information
Voice Control (MacOS)Chromenot applicable-More information
Voice Control (MacOS)Firefoxnot applicable-More information
Windows Speech Recognition 1903Edge 44not applicable-More information
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History

  • 2019-10-16 Test created
  • 2019-10-18 Add wsr results