INPUT type=image with TITLE attribute Screen reader compatibility

Last updated: October 16, 2016

Expected Result: works in a screen reader

Actual Result: causes problems in 1 screen reader / browser combinations

WCAG Technique: H65 H91

Code used for this test:


        <input type='image' src='1234.png' title='this is image button title text'>
    

Reliability Trend

This graph shows reliability over time for this code in NVDA, JAWS, WindowEyes and Voiceover. Other screen readers don't have enough historical data yet to plot trends.

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Change History

Last updated: October 16, 2016

Screen readerBrowserModeNotesWhat the user hears
OK NVDA 2016.2FF48 Reading Button, this is image button title text
OK NVDA 2016.2FF48 Tabbing This is image button title text, button
OK NVDA 2016.2IE11 Reading Button, this is image button title text
OK NVDA 2016.2IE11 Tabbing This is image button title text, button
OK NVDA 2015.2FF40 Reading Button, this is image button title text
OK NVDA 2015.2FF40 Tabbing This is image button title text, button
OK NVDA 2015.2IE11 Reading Button, this is image button title text
OK NVDA 2015.2IE11 Tabbing This is image button title text, button
OK NVDA 2014.1FF28 Reading Button, this is image button title text
OK NVDA 2014.1FF28 Tabbing This is image button title text, button
OK NVDA 2014.1IE11 Reading Button, this is image button title text
OK NVDA 2014.1IE11 Tabbing This is image button title text, button
OK NVDA 2012.1FF28 Reading Button, this is image button title text
OK NVDA 2012.1FF28 Tabbing This is image button title text, button
OK NVDA 2012.3IE11 Reading Button, this is image button title text
OK NVDA 2012.3IE11 Tabbing This is image button title text, button
OK JAWS 17.0.2619FF48 Reading This is image button title text, button
OK JAWS 17.0.2619FF48 Tabbing Tab, this is image button title text, button
OK JAWS 17.0.2619IE11 Reading This is image button title text, button
OK JAWS 17.0.2619IE11 Tabbing This is image button title text, button
OK JAWS 16.0.4350FF40 Reading This is image button title text, button
OK JAWS 16.0.4350FF40 Tabbing Tab, this is image button title text, button
OK JAWS 16.0.4350IE11 Reading This is image button title text, button
OK JAWS 16.0.4350IE11 Tabbing This is image button title text, button
OK JAWS 15.0.9023FF29 Reading This is image button title text, button
OK JAWS 15.0.9023FF29 Tabbing This is image button title text, button
OK JAWS 15.0.9023IE11 Reading This is image button title text, button
OK JAWS 15.0.9023IE11 Tabbing This is image button title text, button
OK JAWS 14.0.9002FF29 Reading This is image button title text, button
OK JAWS 14.0.9002FF29 Tabbing This is image button title text, button
OK JAWS 14.0.9002IE11 Reading This is image button title text, button
OK JAWS 14.0.9002IE11 Tabbing This is image button title text, button
OK JAWS 13.0.852FF29 Reading This is image button title text, button
OK JAWS 13.0.852FF29 Tabbing This is image button title text, button
OK JAWS 13.0.852IE11 Reading This is image button title text, button
OK JAWS 13.0.852IE11 Tabbing This is image button title text, button
OK WindowEyes 9.2IE11 Reading This is image button title text, button
OK WindowEyes 9.2IE11 Tabbing This is image button title text, button
OK WindowEyes 8.4IE11 Reading This is image button title text, button
OK WindowEyes 8.4IE11 Tabbing This is image button title text, button
OK VoiceOver OSX 10.11Safari 9.1.2 Reading This is image button title text, button
OK VoiceOver OSX 10.11Safari 9.1.2 Tabbing This is image button title text, button
OK VoiceOver OSX 10.10Safari 8.0.6 Reading This is image button title text, button
OK VoiceOver OSX 10.10Safari 8.0.6 Tabbing This is image button title text, button
OK VoiceOver OSX 10.9Safari 7.0.3 Reading This is image button title text, button
OK VoiceOver OSX 10.9Safari 7.0.3 Tabbing This is image button title text, button
OK VoiceOver iOS 9.1Safari iOS 9.1Touch This is image button title text, button
OK VoiceOver iOS 8.4Safari iOS 8.4Touch This is image button title text, button
OK VoiceOver iOS 7.1Safari iOS 7.1Touch This is image button title text, button
OK Dolphin SR 15.05IE11 Reading This is image button title text, button
OK Dolphin SR 15.05IE11 Tabbing This is image button title text, button
Fail SaToGo 3.4.96.0IE11 ReadingNo label for button is read. Button
OK SaToGo 3.4.96.0IE11 Tabbing This is image button title text, button

SortSite rules: AccWcag1-1.1.10

Test notes

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: