ACRONYM with title Screen reader compatibility

Last updated: September 5, 2016

Expected Result: causes problems in some screen readers

Actual Result: causes problems in 26 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:


        <acronym title='Three Letter Acronym'>TLN</acronym>
    

Change History

Last updated: September 5, 2016

Screen readerBrowserModeNotesWhat the user hears
Fail NVDA 2016.2FF48 ReadingACRONYM expansions ignored in screen reader, available to sighted users as dotted underline tooltip links in browser. Speak T L N
Fail NVDA 2016.2IE11 ReadingACRONYM expansions ignored, available to sighted users as tooltip in browser Speak T L N
Fail NVDA 2015.2FF40 ReadingACRONYM expansions ignored in screen reader, available to sighted users as dotted underline tooltip links in browser. Speak T L N
Fail NVDA 2015.2IE11 ReadingACRONYM expansions ignored, available to sighted users as tooltip in browser Speak T L N
Fail NVDA 2014.1FF28 ReadingACRONYM expansions ignored in screen reader, available to sighted users as dotted underline tooltip links in browser. Speak T L N
Fail NVDA 2014.1IE11 ReadingACRONYM expansions ignored, available to sighted users as tooltip in browser Speak T L N
Fail JAWS 17.0.2619FF48 ReadingACRONYM expansion ignored (by default) in screen reader, available to sighted users as dotted underline tooltip links in browser. Speak T L N
Fail JAWS 17.0.2619IE11 ReadingACRONYM expansion ignored. Speak T L N
Fail JAWS 16.0.4350FF40 ReadingACRONYM expansion ignored (by default) in screen reader, available to sighted users as dotted underline tooltip links in browser. Speak T L N
Fail JAWS 16.0.4350IE11 ReadingACRONYM expansion ignored. Speak T L N
Fail JAWS 15.0.9023FF29 ReadingACRONYM expansion ignored (by default) in screen reader, available to sighted users as dotted underline tooltip links in browser. Speak T L N
Fail JAWS 15.0.9023IE11 ReadingACRONYM expansion ignored. Speak T L N
Fail JAWS 14.0.9002FF29 ReadingACRONYM expansion ignored in screen reader, available to sighted users as dotted underline tooltip links in browser. Speak T L N
Fail JAWS 14.0.9002IE11 ReadingACRONYM expansion ignored. Speak T L N
Fail JAWS 13.0.852FF29 ReadingACRONYM expansions ignored. Speak T L N
Fail JAWS 13.0.852IE11 ReadingACRONYM expansion ignored. Speak T L N
Fail WindowEyes 9.2IE11 ReadingACRONYM expansion ignored. Speak T L N
Fail WindowEyes 8.4IE11 ReadingACRONYM expansion ignored. Speak T L N
Fail VoiceOver OSX 10.11Safari 9.1.2 ReadingACRONYM expansion ignored. Speak T L N
Fail VoiceOver OSX 10.10Safari 8.0.6 ReadingACRONYM expansion ignored. Speak T L N
Fail VoiceOver OSX 10.9Safari 7.0.3 ReadingACRONYM expansion ignored. Speak T L N
Fail VoiceOver iOS 9.1Safari iOS 9.1TouchACRONYM expansion ignored. Speak T L N
Fail VoiceOver iOS 8.4Safari iOS 8.4TouchACRONYM expansion ignored. Speak T L N
Fail VoiceOver iOS 7.1Safari iOS 7.1TouchACRONYM expansion ignored. Speak T L N
Fail Dolphin SR 15.05IE11 ReadingACRONYM expansion ignored. Speak Normal, T L N
Fail SaToGo 3.4.96.0IE11 ReadingACRONYM expansion ignored. Speak T L N

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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: