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object with title attribute Screen reader compatibility

Last updated: October 16, 2021

Expected Result: works in a screen reader

Actual Result: causes problems in 39 screen reader / browser combinations

Browsers stopped displaying Flash content when Flash reached end-of-life in December 2020.

Code used for this test:


        <object title='Title for object' data='startstop_movieclips.swf' type='application/x-shockwave-flash'>
        </object>
    

Reliability Trend

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

100%80%60%40%20%0%20150%20160%20170%201825%201925%202088%202188%

Change History

Last updated: October 16, 2021

Screen readerBrowserModeNotesWhat the user hears
OK NVDA 2021.2Chrome 94 ReadingScreen says 'This plug-in isn't supported' Embedded object unavailable, title for object.
OK NVDA 2021.2FF91 ReadingNothing displayed on screen and nothing voiced for object
OK NVDA 2021.2Edge 94 ReadingScreen says 'This plug-in isn't supported' Embedded object unavailable, title for object.
OK NVDA 2020.2Chrome 86 ReadingScreen says 'This plug-in isn't supported' Embedded object unavailable, title for object.
OK NVDA 2020.2FF78 ReadingNothing displayed on screen and nothing voiced for object
OK NVDA 2020.2Edge 92 ReadingScreen says 'This plug-in isn't supported' Embedded object unavailable, title for object.
OK NVDA 2019.2Chrome 79 ReadingFlash is disabled in Chrome 76 and will be removed in Chrome 87. Embedded object, title for object.
Fail NVDA 2019.2FF68 ReadingTitle read, but unlabeled buttons. Title for object. Clickable button. Button, hide plugin. Blank.
Fail NVDA 2019.2IE11 ReadingTitle not read, no description of non-text content Embedded object
OK NVDA 2018.4Chrome 73 ReadingFlash is disabled in Chrome 76 and will be removed in Chrome 87. Embedded object, title for object.
Fail NVDA 2018.4FF60 ReadingUnlabeled buttons, and no description of non-text content. Clickable button. Button, hide plugin. Blank.
Fail NVDA 2018.4IE11 ReadingTitle not read, no description of non-text content Embedded object
Fail NVDA 2017.3FF60 ReadingTitle is announced - but no way to interact with object Embedded object unavailable - title for object
Fail NVDA 2017.3IE11 ReadingTitle not read, no description of non-text content Embedded object
Fail NVDA 2016.2FF48 ReadingNothing voiced for object - no indication it exists Blank
Fail NVDA 2016.2IE11 ReadingTitle not read, no description of non-text content Embedded object
Fail NVDA 2015.2FF38 ReadingNothing voiced for object - no indication it exists Blank
Fail NVDA 2015.2IE11 ReadingTitle not read, no description of non-text content Embedded object
OK JAWS 2021.2107.12Chrome 94 Reading Title for object, graphic unavailable.
OK JAWS 2021.2107.12FF91 Reading Title for object.
OK JAWS 2021.2107.12Edge 94 Reading Title for object, graphic unavailable.
OK JAWS 2020.2008.24Chrome 86 Reading Title for object, graphic unavailable.
OK JAWS 2020.2008.24FF78 Reading Title for object.
OK JAWS 2020.2008.24Edge 92 Reading Title for object, graphic unavailable.
OK JAWS 2019.1912.1Chrome 79 Reading Title for object, graphic.
Fail JAWS 2019.1912.1FF68 ReadingUnlabeled buttons, and no description of non-text content. Unlabeled zero button. Hide plugin button.
Fail JAWS 2019.1912.1IE11 ReadingNo description of non-text content Start button. Stop button.
OK JAWS 2018.1811.2Chrome 73 Reading Graphic, title for object.
Fail JAWS 2018.1811.2FF60 ReadingUnlabeled buttons, and no description of non-text content. Unlabeled zero button. Hide plugin button.
Fail JAWS 2018.1811.2IE11 ReadingNo description of non-text content Start button. Stop button.
Fail JAWS 18.0.5038FF52 ReadingNothing voiced for object - no indication it exists
Fail JAWS 18.0.5038IE11 ReadingNo description of non-text content Flash start. Start button. Stop button. Flash end.
Fail JAWS 17.0.2619FF48 ReadingNothing voiced for object - no indication it exists
Fail JAWS 17.0.2619IE11 ReadingNo description of non-text content Flash start. Start button. Stop button. Flash end.
Fail JAWS 16.0.4350FF41 ReadingNothing voiced for object - no indication it exists
Fail JAWS 16.0.4350IE11 ReadingNo description of non-text content Flash start. Start button. Stop button. Flash end.
Fail JAWS 15.0.9023FF38 ReadingNothing voiced for object - no indication it exists
Fail JAWS 15.0.9023IE11 ReadingNo description of non-text content Flash start. Start button. Stop button. Flash end.
OK JAWS 14.0.9002FF38 Reading Flash start. Title for object button. Flash end.
Fail JAWS 14.0.9002IE11 ReadingNo description of non-text content Flash start. Start button. Stop button. Flash end.
OK JAWS 13.0.852FF38 Reading Flash start. Title for object button. Flash end.
Fail JAWS 13.0.852IE11 ReadingNo description of non-text content Flash start. Start button. Stop button. Flash end.
Fail WindowEyes 9.2IE11 ReadingNothing voiced for object - no indication it exists
OK WindowEyes 8.4IE11 ReadingVoices title attribute Title for object. Start button. Stop button.
OK VoiceOver macOS 11.5Safari 15.0 ReadingNothing displayed on screen and nothing voiced for object
OK VoiceOver macOS 10.15Safari 14.1 ReadingNothing displayed on screen and nothing voiced for object
Fail VoiceOver macOS 10.14Safari 13.0 ReadingNothing voiced for object - no indication it exists
Fail VoiceOver macOS 10.13Safari 12.1 ReadingNothing voiced for object - no indication it exists
Fail VoiceOver macOS 10.12Safari 10.1.2 ReadingNothing voiced for object - no indication it exists
Fail VoiceOver macOS 10.11Safari 9.1.2 ReadingNothing voiced for object - no indication it exists
Fail VoiceOver macOS 10.10Safari 8.0.6 ReadingNothing voiced for object - no indication it exists Newline
Fail VoiceOver iOS 14.7Safari iOS 14.7TouchNothing voiced for object - no indication it exists
Fail VoiceOver iOS 13.3Safari iOS 13.3TouchNothing voiced for object - no indication it exists
Fail VoiceOver iOS 12.4Safari iOS 12.4TouchNothing voiced for object - no indication it exists
Fail VoiceOver iOS 11.4Safari iOS 11.4TouchNothing voiced for object - no indication it exists
Fail VoiceOver iOS 10.3Safari iOS 10.3TouchNothing voiced for object - no indication it exists
Fail VoiceOver iOS 9.1Safari iOS 9.1TouchNothing voiced for object - no indication it exists
Fail VoiceOver iOS 8.3Safari iOS 8.3TouchNothing voiced for object - no indication it exists
Fail Dolphin SR 15.05IE11 ReadingNo description of non-text content Object, normal, start button. Stop button.
Fail SaToGo 3.4.96.0IE11 ReadingNo description of non-text content Start of Flash Player. Button, start. Button, stop. End of Flash player.

SortSite rules: AccHtmlObjectNoAccName AccHtmlTimedMediaPlaceholder

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: