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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 for iOSVoiceOver for macOS
MUST convey the checkbox rolesupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported
MUST convey the accessible name of the checkboxsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported

Voice Control support by expectation

ExpectationDragon Naturally SpeakingVoice Access for AndroidVoice Control for iOSVoice Control for MacOS
MAY convey the checkbox rolesupportedsupportednot applicablesupported
MUST convey the accessible name of the checkboxsupportedsupportedsupportedsupported

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: MAY
ATBrowserHas Support
Dragon Naturally SpeakingGoogle Chromesupported
JAWSGoogle Chromesupported
JAWSInternet Explorersupported
JAWSFirefox (desktop)supported
NarratorMicrosoft Edgesupported
NVDAGoogle Chromesupported
NVDAFirefox (desktop)supported
OrcaFirefox (desktop)supported
TalkBackGoogle Chrome (android)supported
Voice Access for AndroidGoogle Chrome (android)supported
Voice Control for iOSSafari (iOS)not applicable
Voice Control for MacOSSafari (macOS)supported
VoiceOver for iOSSafari (iOS)supported
VoiceOver for macOSSafari (macOS)supported

This expectation is referenced by 1 tests.

Tests that reference this expectation
Test nameScreen Reader supportVoice Control support
APG 1.1 Checkbox Example (Two State)partial (102/140)supported

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
ATBrowserHas Support
Dragon Naturally SpeakingGoogle Chromesupported
JAWSGoogle Chromesupported
JAWSInternet Explorersupported
JAWSFirefox (desktop)supported
NarratorMicrosoft Edgesupported
NVDAGoogle Chromesupported
NVDAFirefox (desktop)supported
OrcaFirefox (desktop)supported
TalkBackGoogle Chrome (android)supported
Voice Access for AndroidGoogle Chrome (android)supported
Voice Control for iOSSafari (iOS)supported
Voice Control for MacOSSafari (macOS)supported
VoiceOver for iOSSafari (iOS)supported
VoiceOver for macOSSafari (macOS)supported

This expectation is referenced by 1 tests.

Tests that reference this expectation
Test nameScreen Reader supportVoice Control support
APG 1.1 Checkbox Example (Two State)partial (102/140)supported