A link with aria-labelledby wraps IMG with no ALT Screen reader compatibility

Last updated: September 5, 2016

Expected Result: causes problems in some screen readers

Actual Result: causes problems in 19 screen reader / browser combinations

For expected failures, the results show which AT combos the failures affect. Results are recorded from the user's viewpoint, so describe the user impact of authoring errors.

Code used for this test:


        <a href='4567.html' aria-labelledby='a-aria-labelledby-span'><img src='1234.png'></a>
        <span id='a-aria-labelledby-span'>this is an aria labelled by</span>
    

Change History

Last updated: September 5, 2016

Screen readerBrowserModeNotesWhat the user hears
OK NVDA 2016.2FF48 Reading Speak Link, this is an aria labelled by, this is an aria labelled by
OK NVDA 2016.2FF48 Tabbing Speak This is an aria labelled by, link
OK NVDA 2016.2IE11 Reading Speak Link, this is an aria labelled by
Fail NVDA 2016.2IE11 TabbingReads out "link" with no label saying where link goes Speak Link
OK NVDA 2015.2FF40 Reading Speak Link, this is an aria labelled by, this is an aria labelled by
OK NVDA 2015.2FF40 Tabbing Speak This is an aria labelled by, link
OK NVDA 2015.2IE11 Reading Speak Link, this is an aria labelled by
Fail NVDA 2015.2IE11 TabbingReads out "link" with no label saying where link goes Speak Link
OK NVDA 2014.1FF28 Reading Speak Link graphic, this is an aria labelled by, this is an aria labelled by
OK NVDA 2014.1FF28 Tabbing Speak This is an aria labelled by link
Fail NVDA 2014.1IE11 Readingreads out URL of link Speak Link graphic four thousand, five hundred and sixty seven, this is an aria labelled by
Fail NVDA 2014.1IE11 Tabbingreads out URL of link Speak Four thousand, five hundred and sixty seven, graphic, this is an aria labelled by, link
Fail NVDA 2012.1FF28 Readingno indication of link Speak This is an aria labelled by
Fail NVDA 2012.1FF28 TabbingUnreachable by tabbing Speak Skipped by tabbing
Fail NVDA 2012.3IE11 Readingreads out URL of link Speak Link graphic four thousand, five hundred and sixty seven, this is an aria labelled by
Fail NVDA 2012.3IE11 Tabbingreads out URL of link Speak four thousand, five hundred and sixty seven, graphic, this is an aria labelled by link
OK JAWS 17.0.2619FF48 Reading Speak Link, this is an aria labelled by. This is an aria labelled by
OK JAWS 17.0.2619FF48 Tabbing Speak This is an aria labelled by, link
Fail JAWS 17.0.2619IE11 Readingignores aria-labelled and reads out img pathname in reading mode Speak Link graphic test slash twelve thirty four
OK JAWS 17.0.2619IE11 Tabbing Speak This is an aria labelled by, link graphic
OK JAWS 16.0.4350FF40 Reading Speak Link, this is an aria labelled by. This is an aria labelled by
OK JAWS 16.0.4350FF40 Tabbing Speak This is an aria labelled by, link
Fail JAWS 16.0.4350IE11 Readingignores aria-labelled and reads out img pathname in reading mode Speak Link graphic test slash twelve thirty four
OK JAWS 16.0.4350IE11 Tabbing Speak This is an aria labelled by, link graphic
OK JAWS 15.0.9023FF29 Reading Speak Link, this is an aria labelled by, this is an aria labelled by
OK JAWS 15.0.9023FF29 Tabbing Speak This is an aria labelled by, link
Fail JAWS 15.0.9023IE11 Readingignores aria-labelled and reads out img pathname in reading mode Speak Link graphic test slash twelve thirty four
OK JAWS 15.0.9023IE11 Tabbing Speak This is an aria labelled by, link graphic
OK JAWS 14.0.9002FF29 Reading Speak Link, this is an aria labelled by, this is an aria labelled by
OK JAWS 14.0.9002FF29 Tabbing Speak This is an aria labelled by link
Fail JAWS 14.0.9002IE11 Readingignores aria-labelled and reads out img pathname in reading mode Speak Link graphic test slash twelve thirty four
OK JAWS 14.0.9002IE11 Tabbing Speak This is an aria labelled by link graphic
Fail JAWS 13.0.852FF28 Readingignores aria-labelledby and reads out img filename Speak Link graphic twelve thirty four
OK JAWS 13.0.852FF28 Tabbing Speak This is an aria labelled by link graphic
Fail JAWS 13.0.852IE11 Readingignores aria-labelled and reads out img pathname Speak Link graphic test slash twelve thirty four
Fail JAWS 13.0.852IE11 Tabbingignores aria-labelled and reads out img pathname Speak Test slash twelve thirty four, link graphic
OK WindowEyes 9.2IE11 Reading Speak Link, this is an aria labelled by
OK WindowEyes 9.2IE11 Tabbing Speak Link, this is an aria labelled by
Fail WindowEyes 8.4IE11 Readingreads out path of link Speak Link test slash 4567 dot html
OK WindowEyes 8.4IE11 Tabbing Speak Link, this is an aria labelled by
OK VoiceOver OSX 10.11Safari 9.1.2 Reading Speak Link image, this is an aria labelled by, this is an aria labelled by
OK VoiceOver OSX 10.11Safari 9.1.2 Tabbing Speak Link image, this is an aria labelled by
OK VoiceOver OSX 10.10Safari 8.0.6 Reading Speak Link image, this is an aria labelled by, this is an aria labelled by
OK VoiceOver OSX 10.10Safari 8.0.6 Tabbing Speak Link image, this is an aria labelled by
Fail VoiceOver OSX 10.9Safari 7.0.3 Readingreads out image filename Speak Link image one two three four PNG, this is an aria labelled by, this is an aria labelled by
Fail VoiceOver OSX 10.9Safari 7.0.3 Tabbingreads out image filename Speak Link image one two three four PNG, this is an aria labelled by
OK VoiceOver iOS 9.1Safari iOS 9.1Touch Speak This is an aria labelled by, link image
OK VoiceOver iOS 8.4Safari iOS 8.4Touch Speak This is an aria labelled by, link image
OK VoiceOver iOS 7.1Safari iOS 7.1Touch Speak This is an aria labelled by, link image
OK Dolphin SR 15.05IE11 Reading Speak This is an aria labelled by, link
OK Dolphin SR 15.05IE11 Tabbing Speak This is an aria labelled by, link
OK SaToGo 3.4.96.0IE11 Reading Speak Link, this is an aria labelled by
Fail SaToGo 3.4.96.0IE11 Tabbingignores label and just reads blank link Speak Link

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Test notes

The threshold for inclusion in these results is 5% usage in the most recent WebAIM screen reader survey. Chrome and Android still fall below the 5% threshold.

All tests were carried out with screen reader factory settings. JAWS in particular has a wide variety of settings controlling exactly what gets spoken.

Screen readers allow users to interact in different modes, and can produce very different results in each mode. The modes used in these tests are:

In the «What the user hears» column: