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Test: HTML textarea test

Screen Reader support level: partial (37/40)

Voice Control support level: partial (8/9)

Tests an html textarea element

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Test HTML

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
    <title>textarea test</title>
</head>
<body>

<h1>textarea test</h1>

<p>The following is a sample select element.</p>

<button>button before</button>

<div>
    <label for="target">Tell us about yourself</label>
    <textarea id="target">buffalo buffalo buffalo</textarea>
</div>

<button>button after</button>

<p>content after the example</p>

</body>
</html>

Dates and Versions of tested combinations

ATAT VersionBrowserBrowser versionOS versionDate tested
Dragon Naturally Speaking15.30Chrome7819032020-01-03
JAWS2020.1910.54Chrome7819032020-01-03
JAWS2020.1910.54IE1119032020-01-03
JAWS2020.1910.54Firefox7019032020-01-03
Narrator1903Edge4419032020-01-03
NVDA2019.2.1Chrome7819032020-01-03
NVDA2019.2.1Firefox7019032020-01-03
Orca3.31.4Firefox70Ubuntu 19.042020-01-03
TalkBack8.1Chrome78102020-01-03
Voice Access (Android)3.1Chrome78102020-01-03
Voice Control (iOS)13.3Safari13.313.32020-01-03
Voice Control (MacOS)10.15.2Safari13.0.410.15.22020-01-03
VoiceOver (iOS)13.3Safari13.313.32020-01-03
VoiceOver (macOS)10.15.2Safari13.0.410.15.22020-01-03
Windows Speech Recognition1903Chrome7819032020-01-03

Summary of Screen Reader support by expectation

ExpectationJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
textarea element
MUST convey an appropriate namesupportedsupportedpartialsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported
MUST convey an appropriate rolesupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported
MUST convey the current valuepartial (2/3)supportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported
MUST convey changes in valuesupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported
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
textarea element
MUST convey an appropriate namesupportednonesupportedsupportedsupported
MUST convey an appropriate rolesupportedsupportednot applicablesupportedsupported

* means that some support is hidden behind settings

Detailed support results by expectation

Expectation for the textarea 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 textarea element feature.

ATBrowserHas SupportOutputAction
Dragon Naturally SpeakingChromeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: "Click <text>" (Activate item by name)
    • Output: input was focused
    • Command Notes: said "click tell us about yourself"
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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: "tell us about yourself, contains text, edit, type in text"
  • 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: "tell us about yourself, contains text, edit, type in text"
  • 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: "tell us about yourself, edit, contains text"
  • 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 "tell us about yourself, edit, buffalo buffalo buffalo"
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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: "buffalo buffalo, tell us about yourself, edit, contains text, type in text"
  • 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: "tell us about yourself, edit, contains text, type in text"
  • 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: "tell us about yourself, edit, contains text"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Insert + F3 (Open element list)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
    • Output: "tell us about yourself, edit"
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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: "tell us about yourself, edit, contains text, type in text"
  • 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: "tell us about yourself, edit, contains text, type in text"
  • 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: "tell us about yourself, edit, contains text"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Insert + F3 (Open element list)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
    • Output: "tell us about yourself, edit, buffalo buffalo buffalo"
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NarratorEdgeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • 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: "tell us about yourself, edit, buffalo buffalo buffalo, buffalo buffalo buffalo, scan off"
  • 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: "tell us about yourself, edit, buffalo buffalo buffalo, end of line, scan off"
  • 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: "tell us about yourself, edit, buffalo buffalo buffalo, end of line, press space to edit"
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NVDAChromepartial
  • 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: "edit multi line, buffalo buffalo buffalo"
  • 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: "tell us about yourself, edit, multi line, buffalo"
  • 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: "tell us about yourself, edit, multi line, buffalo buffalo buffalo"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: NVDA + F7 (Open Elements List)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
    • Output: in list of form controls as "tell us about yourself; edit; multi line; buffalo buffalo buffalo"
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NVDAFirefoxpartial
  • 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: "edit, multi line, buffalo buffalo buffalo"
  • 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: "tell us about yourself, edit, multi line, buffalo buffalo"
  • 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: "tell us about yourself, edit, multi line, buffalo buffalo buffalo"
  • 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 "tell us about yourself; edit; multi line; buffalo buffalo buffalo"
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OrcaFirefoxyes
  • 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: "tell us about yourself, entry, buffalo buffalo"
  • 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: "tell us about yourself, entry, buffalo buffalo, focus mode"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: , next_entry
    • 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: "tell us about yourself, entry, buffalo buffalo"
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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: "buffalo buffalo buffalo, edit box, tell us about yourself"
  • 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: "buffalo buffalo buffalo, edit box, tell us about yourself"
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Voice Access (Android)Chromenone
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: "Tap <text>" or just "<text>" (Activate item by name)
    • Output: command was not recognized
    • Command Notes: said "tap tell us about yourself"
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Voice Control (iOS)Safariyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: "Tap <text>" (Activate item by name)
    • Output: input was focused
    • Command Notes: said "tap tell us about yourself"
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Voice Control (MacOS)Safariyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: "Click <text>" (Activate item by name)
    • Output: input was focused
    • Command Notes: said "click tell us about yourself"
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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: "tell us about yourself, buffalo buffalo buffalo, multi line text field"
  • 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: "tell us about yourself, multi line text field, buffalo buffalo buffalo"
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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: "tell us about your self, edit text, buffalo buffalo buffalo"
  • 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: "tell us about your self, edit text, buffalo buffalo buffalo"
  • 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: "tell us about yourself, edit text, buffalo buffalo buffalo"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: VO + U (Open Rotor)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
    • Output: in list of form controls as "tell us about yourself, edit text, buffalo buffalo buffalo"
    • Command Notes: the element was displayed in the order of value, name, role, but was spoken in the order of name, role value.
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Windows Speech RecognitionChromeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: "Click <text>" (Activate item by name)
    • Output: input was focused
    • Command Notes: said "click tell us about yourself"
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Extended Support for: textarea 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
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NVDAEdgeunknown-More information
TalkBackFirefoxunknown-More information
Voice Access (Android)Firefoxunknown-More information
VoiceOver (iOS)Chromeunknown-More information
VoiceOver (macOS)Chromeunknown-More information
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OrcaChromeunknown-More information
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Expectation for the textarea 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 something like "edit", "edit multi line", "entry", "edit box", "multi line text field", or "edit text".
  • 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 textarea element feature.

ATBrowserHas SupportOutputAction
Dragon Naturally SpeakingChromeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Click <role> (Click Type)
    • Output: input was focused
    • Command Notes: said "click edit"
More information
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: "tell us about yourself, contains text, edit, type in text"
  • 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: "tell us about yourself, contains text, edit, type in text"
  • 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: "tell us about yourself, edit, contains text"
  • 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 "tell us about yourself, edit, buffalo buffalo buffalo"
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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: "buffalo buffalo, tell us about yourself, edit, contains text, type in text"
  • 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: "tell us about yourself, edit, contains text, type in text"
  • 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: "tell us about yourself, edit, contains text"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Insert + F3 (Open element list)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
    • Output: "tell us about yourself, edit"
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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: "tell us about yourself, edit, contains text, type in text"
  • 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: "tell us about yourself, edit, contains text, type in text"
  • 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: "tell us about yourself, edit, contains text"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Insert + F3 (Open element list)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
    • Output: "tell us about yourself, edit, buffalo buffalo buffalo"
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NarratorEdgeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • 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: "tell us about yourself, edit, buffalo buffalo buffalo, buffalo buffalo buffalo, scan off"
  • 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: "tell us about yourself, edit, buffalo buffalo buffalo, end of line, scan off"
  • 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: "tell us about yourself, edit, buffalo buffalo buffalo, end of line, press space to edit"
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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: "edit multi line, buffalo buffalo buffalo"
  • 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: "tell us about yourself, edit, multi line, buffalo"
  • 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: "tell us about yourself, edit, multi line, buffalo buffalo buffalo"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: NVDA + F7 (Open Elements List)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
    • Output: in list of form controls as "tell us about yourself; edit; multi line; buffalo buffalo buffalo"
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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: "edit, multi line, buffalo buffalo buffalo"
  • 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: "tell us about yourself, edit, multi line, buffalo buffalo"
  • 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: "tell us about yourself, edit, multi line, buffalo buffalo buffalo"
  • 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 "tell us about yourself; edit; multi line; buffalo buffalo buffalo"
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OrcaFirefoxyes
  • 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: "tell us about yourself, entry, buffalo buffalo"
  • 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: "tell us about yourself, entry, buffalo buffalo, focus mode"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: , next_entry
    • 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: "tell us about yourself, entry, buffalo buffalo"
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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: "buffalo buffalo buffalo, edit box, tell us about yourself"
  • 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: "buffalo buffalo buffalo, edit box, tell us about yourself"
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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: "tell us about yourself, buffalo buffalo buffalo, multi line text field"
  • 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: "tell us about yourself, multi line text field, buffalo buffalo buffalo"
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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: "tell us about your self, edit text, buffalo buffalo buffalo"
  • 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: "tell us about your self, edit text, buffalo buffalo buffalo"
  • 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: "tell us about yourself, edit text, buffalo buffalo buffalo"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: VO + U (Open Rotor)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
    • Output: in list of form controls as "tell us about yourself, edit text, buffalo buffalo buffalo"
    • Command Notes: the element was displayed in the order of value, name, role, but was spoken in the order of name, role value.
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Windows Speech RecognitionChromeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: "Show numbers" (Turn on the numbers overlay)
    • Output: input was flagged with a number
More information

Extended Support for: textarea 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 RecognitionEdgeunknown-More information
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Expectation for the textarea 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.

Notes: some screen readers may only convey part of the value or indicate that the control has a value.

This expectation is from the textarea element feature.

ATBrowserHas SupportOutputAction
Dragon Naturally SpeakingChromenot applicable-More information
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: "tell us about yourself, contains text, edit, type in text"
  • 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: "tell us about yourself, contains text, edit, type in text"
  • 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: "tell us about yourself, edit, contains text"
  • 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 "tell us about yourself, edit, buffalo buffalo buffalo"
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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: "buffalo buffalo, tell us about yourself, edit, contains text, type in text"
  • 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: "tell us about yourself, edit, contains text, type in text"
  • 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: "tell us about yourself, edit, contains text"
  • Result: (fail)
    • command: Insert + F3 (Open element list)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
    • Output: "tell us about yourself, edit"
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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: "tell us about yourself, edit, contains text, type in text"
  • 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: "tell us about yourself, edit, contains text, type in text"
  • 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: "tell us about yourself, edit, contains text"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Insert + F3 (Open element list)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
    • Output: "tell us about yourself, edit, buffalo buffalo buffalo"
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NarratorEdgeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • 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: "tell us about yourself, edit, buffalo buffalo buffalo, buffalo buffalo buffalo, scan off"
  • 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: "tell us about yourself, edit, buffalo buffalo buffalo, end of line, scan off"
  • 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: "tell us about yourself, edit, buffalo buffalo buffalo, end of line, press space to edit"
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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: "edit multi line, buffalo buffalo buffalo"
  • 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: "tell us about yourself, edit, multi line, buffalo"
  • 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: "tell us about yourself, edit, multi line, buffalo buffalo buffalo"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: NVDA + F7 (Open Elements List)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
    • Output: in list of form controls as "tell us about yourself; edit; multi line; buffalo buffalo buffalo"
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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: "edit, multi line, buffalo buffalo buffalo"
  • 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: "tell us about yourself, edit, multi line, buffalo buffalo"
  • 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: "tell us about yourself, edit, multi line, buffalo buffalo buffalo"
  • 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 "tell us about yourself; edit; multi line; buffalo buffalo buffalo"
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OrcaFirefoxyes
  • 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: "tell us about yourself, entry, buffalo buffalo"
  • 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: "tell us about yourself, entry, buffalo buffalo, focus mode"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: , next_entry
    • 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: "tell us about yourself, entry, buffalo buffalo"
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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: "buffalo buffalo buffalo, edit box, tell us about yourself"
  • 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: "buffalo buffalo buffalo, edit box, tell us about yourself"
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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: "tell us about yourself, buffalo buffalo buffalo, multi line text field"
  • 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: "tell us about yourself, multi line text field, buffalo buffalo buffalo"
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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: "tell us about your self, edit text, buffalo buffalo buffalo"
  • 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: "tell us about your self, edit text, buffalo buffalo buffalo"
  • 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: "tell us about yourself, edit text, buffalo buffalo buffalo"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: VO + U (Open Rotor)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
    • Output: in list of form controls as "tell us about yourself, edit text, buffalo buffalo buffalo"
    • Command Notes: the element was displayed in the order of value, name, role, but was spoken in the order of name, role value.
More information
Windows Speech RecognitionChromenot applicable-More information

Extended Support for: textarea 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 RecognitionEdgenot applicable-More information
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Expectation for the textarea 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.
  • When used with the datalist, the chosen suggestion should be announced after activating it.

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

This expectation is from the textarea element feature.

ATBrowserHas SupportOutputAction
Dragon Naturally SpeakingChromenot applicable-More information
JAWSChromeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: <enter text> (enter text)
    • 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: character was announced
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JAWSIEyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: <enter text> (enter text)
    • 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: character was announced
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JAWSFirefoxyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: <enter text> (enter text)
    • 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: character was announced
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NarratorEdgeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: <enter text> (enter text)
    • 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: character was announced
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NVDAChromeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: <enter text> (enter text)
    • 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: character was announced
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NVDAFirefoxyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: <enter text> (enter text)
    • 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: character was announced
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OrcaFirefoxyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: <enter text> (enter text)
    • 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: character was announced
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TalkBackChromeyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: <enter text> (enter text)
    • 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: character was announced
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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: <enter text> (enter text)
    • 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: character was announced
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VoiceOver (macOS)Safariyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: <enter text> (enter text)
    • 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: character was announced
More information
Windows Speech RecognitionChromenot applicable-More information

Extended Support for: textarea 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 RecognitionEdgenot applicable-More information
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Expectation for the textarea 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 textarea 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: "tell us about yourself, edit, contains text"
  • 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 "tell us about yourself, edit, buffalo buffalo buffalo"
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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: "tell us about yourself, edit, contains text"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Insert + F3 (Open element list)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
    • Output: "tell us about yourself, edit"
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: "tell us about yourself, edit, contains text"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: Insert + F3 (Open element list)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
    • Output: "tell us about yourself, edit, buffalo buffalo buffalo"
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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: "tell us about yourself, edit, buffalo buffalo buffalo, end of line, press space to edit"
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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: "tell us about yourself, edit, multi line, buffalo buffalo buffalo"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: NVDA + F7 (Open Elements List)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
    • Output: in list of form controls as "tell us about yourself; edit; multi line; buffalo buffalo buffalo"
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: "tell us about yourself, edit, multi line, buffalo buffalo buffalo"
  • 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 "tell us about yourself; edit; multi line; buffalo buffalo buffalo"
More information
OrcaFirefoxyes
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: , next_entry
    • 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: "tell us about yourself, entry, buffalo buffalo"
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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: "buffalo buffalo buffalo, edit box, tell us about yourself"
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: "tell us about yourself, multi line text field, buffalo buffalo buffalo"
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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: "tell us about yourself, edit text, buffalo buffalo buffalo"
  • Result: (pass)
    • command: VO + U (Open Rotor)
    • before the command was executed
      • mode: auto (mode not explicitly)
    • Output: in list of form controls as "tell us about yourself, edit text, buffalo buffalo buffalo"
    • Command Notes: the element was displayed in the order of value, name, role, but was spoken in the order of name, role value.
More information
Windows Speech RecognitionChromenot applicable-More information

Extended Support for: textarea 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 RecognitionEdgenot applicable-More information
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History

  • 2020-01-03 Test created