Bug 228573 - AX: Safari/VoiceOver: Table headers aria-describedby isn't announced by VoiceOver
Summary: AX: Safari/VoiceOver: Table headers aria-describedby isn't announced by Voice...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: WebKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Accessibility (show other bugs)
Version: Safari 14
Hardware: iPhone / iPad iOS 14
: P2 Normal
Assignee: Nobody
Keywords: InRadar
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Reported: 2021-07-28 16:41 PDT by Daniel Lu
Modified: 2021-07-28 16:41 PDT (History)
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Description Daniel Lu 2021-07-28 16:41:42 PDT
In iOS 14.7.1, content associated with a table header via aria-describedby are not being announced by VoiceOver. Tapping on the column header or navigating to the header via swipe operations result in VoiceOver announcing the text of the column, the column/row index, etc but just not the aria-describedby content. 

See https://xyi4e.csb.app/ to reproduce:
Repro Steps:
1. Turn on VoiceOver and navigate to the link in Safari in you iPhone/iPad.
2. Navigate to the "Date" column header via tapping on it or swipe commands.
3. Note that VoiceOver doesn't announce "test description" even though that div is associated with the header via aria-describedby.

Note: This works on macOS 14 + VoiceOver + Safari 14
Comment 1 Radar WebKit Bug Importer 2021-07-28 16:41:53 PDT