are page titles not supposed to be read by voiceover (ios)?

Accessibility Advocacy

When a page loads, is the title not supposed to be read? I've tried several pages, on, wikipedia, news sites, whatever, and when a page loads, the title element is not being read. If I follow a link, whether it goes to another page on the same site, or to an external site, the page title is not read either. This seems strange. If I navigate to the "tabs button" (bottom right icon on iphone, upper right icon on ipad) and double tap to display the list of open pages, I can navigate through the list and hear the page titles.

Is this a regression. Did page titles used to be read when a page loaded?