INPUT with aria-labelledby pointing to role=presentation element Screen reader compatibility

Last updated: September 5, 2016

Expected Result: causes problems in some screen readers

Actual Result: causes problems in 4 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:


        <span>Previous element</span>
        <span role='presentation' id='labelledby-presentation'>Enter search text </span>
        <input type='text' aria-labelledby='labelledby-presentation'>
    

Change History

Last updated: September 5, 2016

Screen readerBrowserModeNotesWhat the user hears
OK NVDA 2016.2FF48 Reading Speak Enter search text, edit, auto complete
OK NVDA 2016.2FF48 Tabbing Speak Enter search text, edit, auto complete, blank
OK NVDA 2016.2IE11 Reading Speak Enter search text, edit
OK NVDA 2016.2IE11 Tabbing Speak Enter search text, edit, blank
OK NVDA 2015.2FF43 Reading Speak Enter search text, edit, auto complete
OK NVDA 2015.2FF43 Tabbing Speak Enter search text, edit, auto complete, blank
OK NVDA 2015.2IE11 Reading Speak Enter search text, edit
OK NVDA 2015.2IE11 Tabbing Speak Enter search text, edit, blank
OK JAWS 17.0.2619FF48 Reading Speak Enter search text. Enter search text. Blank, edit, enter search text, edit, type in text.
OK JAWS 17.0.2619FF48 Tabbing Speak Tab, enter search text, edit, type in text
Fail JAWS 17.0.2619IE11 ReadingPulls on text of previous element as part of label Speak Enter search text. Edit, previous element enter search text, edit, type in text.
Fail JAWS 17.0.2619IE11 TabbingPulls on text of previous element as part of label Speak Previous element, enter search text, edit, type in text
OK JAWS 16.0.4350FF43 Reading Speak Enter search text. Blank, edit
OK JAWS 16.0.4350FF43 Tabbing Speak Tab, enter search text, edit, type in text
OK JAWS 16.0.4350IE11 Reading Speak Enter search text. Edit
OK JAWS 16.0.4350IE11 Tabbing Speak Enter search text, edit, type in text
Fail WindowEyes 9.2IE11 ReadingReads out text of previous element as field label Speak Enter search text. Previous element, edit.
Fail WindowEyes 9.2IE11 TabbingReads out text of previous element as field label Speak Previous element text, edit
OK VoiceOver OSX 10.11Safari 9.1.2 Reading Speak Enter search text. Enter search text, edit text
OK VoiceOver OSX 10.11Safari 9.1.2 Tabbing Speak Enter search text, edit text
OK VoiceOver OSX 10.10Safari 8.0.6 Reading Speak Enter search text. Enter search text, edit text
OK VoiceOver OSX 10.10Safari 8.0.6 Tabbing Speak Enter search text, edit text
OK VoiceOver iOS 9.1Safari iOS 9.1Touch Speak Enter search text, text field, double tap to edit
OK Dolphin SR 15.05IE11 Reading Speak Enter search text. Enter search text, edit
OK Dolphin SR 15.05IE11 Tabbing Speak Forms mode, enter search text, blank line, edit

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: