Bug 260835 - AX: aria-description not exposed directly to VO users
Summary: AX: aria-description not exposed directly to VO users
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: WebKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Accessibility (show other bugs)
Version: Safari 16
Hardware: All macOS 13
: P2 Normal
Assignee: Nobody
Keywords: InRadar
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Reported: 2023-08-28 17:29 PDT by Diane Ko
Modified: 2023-08-28 20:38 PDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Diane Ko 2023-08-28 17:29:50 PDT
This is the macOS version of https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=259156, which was filed to be iOS specific.

Using macOS Venture 13.4 and Safari 16.5 with VoiceOver on a site that uses aria-description (Example: https://a11ysupport.io/tests/html/aria/aria-description.html) results in the description not getting read out. For the text field, "more content available" is read out rather than the description. The text content doesn't read the description, nor does it provide context that there is a description.

I would expect that aria-description would have the same readout behavior as aria-describedby, in a similar way that aria-label has the same readout behavior as aria-labelledby.
Comment 1 Radar WebKit Bug Importer 2023-08-28 17:30:14 PDT