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A checkbox is used to select a single item or multiple items, typically to choose elements to perform an action or to reflect a binary setting.

Keyboard users will be able to interact with the checkbox component by pressing Space to select the input. We have added any attributes necessary to make it properly announced to screen readers.

In general, the checkbox component already has accessibility built in. The standalone input variant will need special consideration.

To make the checkbox standalone input variant accessible, add an aria-label with a label for the input. You can also use aria-labelledby to associate the checkbox with visible text on the page to explain the checkbox.

If you’d like to customize the checkbox component’s accessibility, edit the following:

React component
React prop
Which HTML element it appears on in markup
Aria-label or accessible text for the checkbox.

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