FIELDSET used to put border round text Screen reader compatibility

Last updated: September 5, 2016

Expected Result: causes problems in some screen readers

Actual Result: causes problems in 1 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.

WCAG Failure: F43

Code used for this test:


        <fieldset>
            <legend>Text Border</legend>
            <p>This is some text with a border</p>
        </fieldset>
    

Change History

Last updated: September 5, 2016

Screen readerBrowserModeNotesWhat the user hears
OK NVDA 2016.2FF48 Reading Speak Text Border. This is some text with a border.
OK NVDA 2016.2FF48 TabbingIgnored as expected
OK NVDA 2016.2IE11 Reading Speak Text Border. This is some text with a border.
OK NVDA 2016.2IE11 TabbingIgnored as expected
OK NVDA 2015.2FF40 Reading Speak Text Border. This is some text with a border.
OK NVDA 2015.2FF40 TabbingIgnored as expected
OK NVDA 2015.2IE11 Reading Speak Text Border. This is some text with a border.
OK NVDA 2015.2IE11 TabbingIgnored as expected
OK NVDA 2014.1FF28 Reading Speak Text Border. This is some text with a border.
OK NVDA 2014.1FF28 TabbingIgnored as expected
OK NVDA 2014.1IE11 Reading Speak Text Border. This is some text with a border.
OK NVDA 2014.1IE11 TabbingIgnored as expected
OK JAWS 17.0.2619FF48 Reading Speak Text border. Blank. This is some text with a border
OK JAWS 17.0.2619FF48 TabbingIgnored as expected
OK JAWS 17.0.2619IE11 Reading Speak Text border. Blank. This is some text with a border
OK JAWS 17.0.2619IE11 TabbingIgnored as expected
OK JAWS 16.0.4350FF40 Reading Speak Text border. Blank. This is some text with a border
OK JAWS 16.0.4350FF40 TabbingIgnored as expected
OK JAWS 16.0.4350IE11 Reading Speak Text border. Blank. This is some text with a border
OK JAWS 16.0.4350IE11 TabbingIgnored as expected
OK JAWS 15.0.9023FF29 Reading Speak Text border, this is some text with a border
OK JAWS 15.0.9023FF29 TabbingIgnored as expected
OK JAWS 15.0.9023IE11 Reading Speak Text border, this is some text with a border
OK JAWS 15.0.9023IE11 TabbingIgnored as expected
OK JAWS 14.0.9002FF29 Reading Speak Text border, this is some text with a border
OK JAWS 14.0.9002FF29 TabbingIgnored as expected
OK JAWS 14.0.9002IE11 Reading Speak Text border, this is some text with a border
OK JAWS 14.0.9002IE11 TabbingIgnored as expected
OK JAWS 13.0.852FF29 Reading Speak Text border, this is some text with a border
OK JAWS 13.0.852FF29 TabbingIgnored as expected
OK JAWS 13.0.852IE11 Reading Speak Text border, this is some text with a border
OK JAWS 13.0.852IE11 TabbingIgnored as expected
OK WindowEyes 9.2IE11 Reading Speak Text border. This is some text with a border
OK WindowEyes 9.2IE11 TabbingIgnored as expected
Fail WindowEyes 8.4IE11 ReadingLegend not read Speak This is some text with a border
OK WindowEyes 8.4IE11 TabbingIgnored as expected
OK VoiceOver OSX 10.11Safari 9.1.2 ReadingThe text inside the fieldset is only read if you start interacting with the group Speak Text border, with 2 items, group.
OK VoiceOver OSX 10.11Safari 9.1.2 TabbingIgnored as expected
OK VoiceOver OSX 10.10Safari 8.0.6 ReadingThe text inside the fieldset is only read if you start interacting with the group Speak Text border, group.
OK VoiceOver OSX 10.10Safari 8.0.6 TabbingIgnored as expected
OK VoiceOver OSX 10.9Safari 7.0.3 Reading Speak Text border, this is some text with a border
OK VoiceOver OSX 10.9Safari 7.0.3 TabbingIgnored as expected
OK VoiceOver iOS 9.1Safari iOS 9.1Touch Speak Text border, this is some text with a border
OK VoiceOver iOS 8.4Safari iOS 8.4Touch Speak Text border, this is some text with a border
OK VoiceOver iOS 7.1Safari iOS 7.1Touch Speak Text border, this is some text with a border
OK Dolphin SR 15.05IE11 Reading Speak Text border. This is some text with a border
OK Dolphin SR 15.05IE11 TabbingIgnored as expected
OK SaToGo 3.4.96.0IE11 Reading Speak Text border, this is some text with a border
OK SaToGo 3.4.96.0IE11 TabbingIgnored as expected

SortSite rules: AccWcag2-F43-4

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: