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checkbox role (aria)

Screen reader support level: supported

Voice Control support level: supported

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A checkable input that has three possible values: true, false, or mixed.

Expectations

What are expectations?

Screen Reader support by expectation

ExpectationJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
MUST convey the checkbox rolesupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported
MUST convey the accessible name of the checkboxsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported

Voice Control support by expectation

ExpectationDragon Naturally SpeakingVoice Access (Android)Voice Control (iOS)Voice Control (MacOS)Windows Speech Recognition
MUST convey the checkbox rolesupportedsupportednot applicablesupportedsupported
MUST convey the accessible name of the checkboxsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported

Expectation: convey the checkbox role

Rationale: The user needs to know that the element has checkbox behavior.

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: MUST
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey the checkbox role'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
APG 1.1 Checkbox Example (Two State)supportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported
Voice Control support for 'MUST convey the checkbox role'
TestDragon Naturally SpeakingVoice Access (Android)Voice Control (iOS)Voice Control (MacOS)Windows Speech Recognition
ChromeChromeSafariSafariChrome
APG 1.1 Checkbox Example (Two State)supportedsupportednot applicablesupportedsupported

Expectation: convey the accessible name of the checkbox

Rationale: The user needs to know the purpose of the checkbox.

Strength of these expectations for different types of assistive technologies:

  • Screen Readers: MUST
  • Voice Control: MUST
Screen Reader support for 'MUST convey the accessible name of the checkbox'
TestJAWSNarratorNVDAOrcaTalkBackVoiceOver (iOS)VoiceOver (macOS)
ChromeIEFirefoxEdgeChromeFirefoxFirefoxChromeSafariSafari
APG 1.1 Checkbox Example (Two State)supportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported
Voice Control support for 'MUST convey the accessible name of the checkbox'
TestDragon Naturally SpeakingVoice Access (Android)Voice Control (iOS)Voice Control (MacOS)Windows Speech Recognition
ChromeChromeSafariSafariChrome
APG 1.1 Checkbox Example (Two State)supportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported