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How JAWS reads checkboxes


From: Helene VINH
Date: Jan 27, 2016 5:55AM


I have a question concerning the way JAWS reads checkboxes.

Implementing a very basic checkbox as follow:

<input type="checkbox" id="myCheckbox" />
<label for="myCheckbox">Pizza</label>

JAWS is reading twice the label using the arrow keys: "Pizza checkbox not checked", then again "Pizza".
Is that the normal behaviour of JAWS? I tested with JAWS 15 and 16. NVDA does not repeat the label.


Helene Vinh
Developer at Amadeus