INPUT type=text with aria-labelledby attribute Screen reader compatibility

Last updated: September 5, 2016

Expected Result: works in a screen reader

Actual Result: works in all tested screen readers

WCAG Technique: ARIA16

Code used for this test:


        <span id='labelledby'>Enter search text </span>
        <input type='text' aria-labelledby='labelledby'>
    

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 2015.2FF40 Reading Speak Enter search text, edit, auto complete
OK NVDA 2015.2FF40 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 NVDA 2014.1FF28 Reading Speak Enter search text, edit, auto complete
OK NVDA 2014.1FF28 Tabbing Speak Enter search text, edit, auto complete, blank
OK NVDA 2014.1IE11 Reading Speak Enter search text, edit
OK NVDA 2014.1IE11 Tabbing Speak Enter search text, edit, blank
OK NVDA 2012.1FF28 Reading Speak Enter search text, edit, auto complete
OK NVDA 2012.1FF28 Tabbing Speak Enter search text, edit, auto complete, blank
OK NVDA 2012.3IE11 Reading Speak Enter search text, edit
OK NVDA 2012.3IE11 Tabbing Speak Enter search text, edit, blank
OK JAWS 17.0.2619FF48 Reading Speak Enter search text. Enter search text. Blank, edit
OK JAWS 17.0.2619FF48 Tabbing Speak Tab, enter search text, edit, type in text
OK JAWS 17.0.2619IE11 Reading Speak Enter search text. Edit, enter search text, edit, type in text.
OK JAWS 17.0.2619IE11 Tabbing Speak Enter search text, edit, type in text
OK JAWS 16.0.4350FF40 Reading Speak Enter search text. Blank, edit
OK JAWS 16.0.4350FF40 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
OK JAWS 15.0.9023FF29 Reading Speak Enter search text, edit
OK JAWS 15.0.9023FF29 Tabbing Speak Enter search text, edit, type in text
OK JAWS 15.0.9023IE11 Reading Speak Enter search text. Blank
OK JAWS 15.0.9023IE11 Tabbing Speak Enter search text, edit, type in text
OK JAWS 14.0.9002FF29 Reading Speak Enter search text, edit
OK JAWS 14.0.9002FF29 Tabbing Speak Enter search text, edit, type in text
OK JAWS 14.0.9002IE11 Reading Speak Enter search text, beep, blank
OK JAWS 14.0.9002IE11 Tabbing Speak Enter search text, edit, type in text
OK JAWS 13.0.852FF28 Reading Speak Enter search text, edit, type in text
OK JAWS 13.0.852FF28 Tabbing Speak Enter search text, edit, type in text
OK JAWS 13.0.852IE11 Reading Speak Enter search text, Type in text
OK JAWS 13.0.852IE11 Tabbing Speak Enter search text, edit, type in text
OK WindowEyes 9.2IE11 Reading Speak Enter search text. Enter search text, edit.
OK WindowEyes 9.2IE11 Tabbing Speak Enter search text, edit
OK WindowEyes 8.4IE11 Reading Speak Enter search text, edit text
OK WindowEyes 8.4IE11 Tabbing Speak Enter search text, edit box
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 OSX 10.9Safari 7.0.3 Reading Speak Enter search text. Enter search text, edit text
OK VoiceOver OSX 10.9Safari 7.0.3 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 VoiceOver iOS 8.4Safari iOS 8.4Touch Speak Enter search text, text field, double tap to edit
OK VoiceOver iOS 7.1Safari iOS 7.1Touch 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
OK SaToGo 3.4.96.0IE11 Reading Speak Enter search text, editable text, blank
OK SaToGo 3.4.96.0IE11 Tabbing Speak Enter search text, editable text, blank

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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: