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Re: How JAWS reads checkboxes


From: Birkir R. Gunnarsson
Date: Jan 27, 2016 6:07AM

Yes it is expected behavior for Jaws.
It sees the checkbox input looks up its accessible name (from the
label) and announces it.
Then you arrow down and hit the label tag itself, Jaws reads its contents.
It's a minor annoyance, but I prefer that to potentially missing out
on the label

On 1/27/16, Helene VINH < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Hello,
> 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.
> Thanks
> Helene Vinh
> Developer at Amadeus
> > > > >

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