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Introduction To Form Controls
Now let's talk about another type of form control called the checkbox. Checkboxes can be either checked or unchecked. Just like flipping a light switch, there are only two options. If a checkbox is unchecked, it is a hollow square. If a checkbox is checked, it has an x or checkmark in it.
Your screen reader will tell you whether it is checked or not. Read through the set of checkboxes below and listen for which ones are checked and which ones are not.
Web designers use radio buttons when they want you to be able to pick only one item from a group of items. A radio button that is unchecked is an empty circle. When a radio button is selected, a dot appears in the middle of the circle. You select a radio button just like a checkbox, by hitting the spacebar. If you select one radio button, and then select another one, the one that you selected first will become unselected. Try this out on the radio buttons below.