ChromeVox Lesson 5: Checkboxes and Radio Buttons

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ChromeVox Lesson 5: Checkboxes and Radio Buttons

More elements! Aren't you excited?

Let's start with checkboxes. Checkboxes are used to indicate selection of one or more answers to a question.

To navigate to the next checkbox, we press search + x key. When you hear a choice you want to select, press enter or the space bar.

I bet you can guess how to navigate backwards through checkbox choices. Yep, add in that shift key.

Sticky Mode

Do I even need to waste my breath here anymore. I bet you could write these sections for me. When sticky mode is enabled, you only need to press x or shift + x.


Below you will find several situations that could involve marking a checkbox. Try selecting 1 or 2 options from each question.

Have you traveled to any of the following destinations?

Which days are you available?

What classes are you taking?

Radio Buttons

A radio button is a common way for users to make a single selection from a list of options. Only one radio button can be selected at a time. If you have one radio button selected, but then choose to make a new selection, when you make the new selection, the other button will automatically be deselected.

ChromeVox does not have a command specific to radio buttons, but we can use the command for object. This means, we can press search + b to go to the next radio button selection. Press the spacebar to select a radio button.

What is your age?

Do you have any siblings?

What device are you currently using?

Review Question

What additional key do we press to navigate to the previous element?

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