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aria-checked attribute (aria)

Screen reader support level: supported

Voice Control support level: not applicable

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Indicates the current "checked" state of checkboxes, radio buttons, and other widgets. See related aria-pressed and aria-selected.

Expectations

What are expectations?

Screen Reader support by expectation

ExpectationJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
MUST convey the "false" valuesupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported
MUST convey the "true" valuesupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported
MUST convey a change in value when changed by the usersupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported

Voice Control support by expectation

ExpectationDragon Naturally SpeakingVoice Access (Android)Voice Control (iOS)Voice Control (MacOS)Windows Speech Recognition
Not applicable

Expectation: convey the "false" value

Rationale: The user needs to be able to tell that the element is not checked

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey the "false" value'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
APG 1.1 Checkbox Example (Two State)supportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported

Expectation: convey the "true" value

Rationale: The user needs to be able to tell that the element is checked

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey the "true" value'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
APG 1.1 Checkbox Example (Two State)supportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported

Expectation: convey the "mixed" value

Rationale: The user needs to be able to tell that the element is mixed

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA

No tests reference this expectation yet.

Expectation: convey a change in value when changed by the user

Rationale: The user needs to know what the new value is and that the change was successful

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: NA
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey a change in value when changed by the user'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
APG 1.1 Checkbox Example (Two State)supportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported