BUTTON with aria-label 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 2 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:


        <button aria-label='This is button aria label'><img src='1234.png'></button>
    

Change History

Last updated: September 5, 2016

Screen readerBrowserModeNotesWhat the user hears
OK NVDA 2016.2FF48 Reading Speak Button, this is button aria label
OK NVDA 2016.2FF48 Tabbing Speak This is button aria label, button
OK NVDA 2016.2IE11 Reading Speak Button, this is button aria label
OK NVDA 2016.2IE11 Tabbing Speak This is button aria label, button
OK NVDA 2015.2FF40 Reading Speak Button, this is button aria label
OK NVDA 2015.2FF40 Tabbing Speak This is button aria label, button
OK NVDA 2015.2IE11 Reading Speak Button, this is button aria label
OK NVDA 2015.2IE11 Tabbing Speak This is button aria label, button
OK NVDA 2014.1FF29 Reading Speak Button, this is button aria label
OK NVDA 2014.1FF29 Tabbing Speak This is button aria label, button
OK NVDA 2014.1IE11 Reading Speak Button, this is button aria label
OK NVDA 2014.1IE11 Tabbing Speak This is button aria label, button
OK JAWS 17.0.2619FF48 Reading Speak This is button aria label, button
OK JAWS 17.0.2619FF48 Tabbing Speak Tab, this is button aria label, button
OK JAWS 17.0.2619IE11 Reading Speak This is button aria label, button
OK JAWS 17.0.2619IE11 Tabbing Speak This is button aria label, button
OK JAWS 16.0.4350FF40 Reading Speak This is button aria label, button
OK JAWS 16.0.4350FF40 Tabbing Speak Tab, this is button aria label, button
OK JAWS 16.0.4350IE11 Reading Speak This is button aria label, button graphic
OK JAWS 16.0.4350IE11 Tabbing Speak This is button aria label, button
OK JAWS 15.0.9023FF29 Reading Speak This is button aria label, button
OK JAWS 15.0.9023FF29 Tabbing Speak This is button aria label, button
OK JAWS 15.0.9023IE11 Reading Speak This is button aria label, button graphic
OK JAWS 15.0.9023IE11 Tabbing Speak This is button aria label, button
OK JAWS 14.0.9002FF29 Reading Speak This is button aria label, button
OK JAWS 14.0.9002FF29 Tabbing Speak This is button aria label, button
OK JAWS 14.0.9002IE11 Reading Speak This is button aria label, button graphic
OK JAWS 14.0.9002IE11 Tabbing Speak This is button aria label, button
OK JAWS 13.0.852FF29 Reading Speak This is button aria label, button
OK JAWS 13.0.852FF29 Tabbing Speak This is button aria label, button
OK JAWS 13.0.852IE11 Reading Speak This is button aria label, button
OK JAWS 13.0.852IE11 Tabbing Speak This is button aria label, button
OK WindowEyes 9.2IE11 Reading Speak This is button aria label, button
OK WindowEyes 9.2IE11 Tabbing Speak This is button aria label, button
OK WindowEyes 8.4IE11 Reading Speak This is button aria label, button
OK WindowEyes 8.4IE11 Tabbing Speak This is button aria label, button
OK VoiceOver OSX 10.11Safari 9.1.2 Reading Speak This is button aria label, button
OK VoiceOver OSX 10.11Safari 9.1.2 Tabbing Speak This is button aria label, button
OK VoiceOver OSX 10.10Safari 8.0.6 Reading Speak This is button aria label, button
OK VoiceOver OSX 10.10Safari 8.0.6 Tabbing Speak This is button aria label, button
OK VoiceOver OSX 10.9Safari 7.0.3 Reading Speak This is button aria label, button
OK VoiceOver OSX 10.9Safari 7.0.3 Tabbing Speak This is button aria label, button
OK VoiceOver iOS 9.1Safari iOS 9.1Touch Speak This is button aria label, button
OK VoiceOver iOS 8.4Safari iOS 8.4Touch Speak This is button aria label, button
OK VoiceOver iOS 7.1Safari iOS 7.1Touch Speak This is button aria label, button
OK Dolphin SR 15.05IE11 Reading Speak Normal, this is button aria label, button
OK Dolphin SR 15.05IE11 Tabbing Speak This is button aria label, button
Fail SaToGo 3.4.96.0IE11 ReadingReads "button button" without saying what button does. Speak Button, button
Fail SaToGo 3.4.96.0IE11 TabbingReads "button" without saying what button does. Speak Button

SortSite rules: AccWcag1-1.1.17

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: