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Blazor DatePicker Accessibility

Out of the box, the Telerik UI for Blazor DatePicker provides extensive accessibility support and enables users with disabilities to acquire complete control over its features.

The DatePicker is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2 AA standards and Section 508 requirements, follows the Web Accessibility Initiative - Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) best practices for implementing the keyboard navigation for its component role, provides options for managing its focus and is tested against the most popular screen readers.


This section lists the selectors, attributes, and behavior patterns supported by the component and its composite elements, if any.

DatePicker Wrapping Element

Selector Attribute Usage
.k-input-inner role=combobox The input element should follow the combobox specification.
label for or aria-label or aria-labelledby The input needs an accessible name to be assigned to it.
aria-haspopup=grid Indicates the component has a Calendar Popup that implements role="grid".
aria-expanded=true/false Announces whether the Popup is visible or not.
aria-controls=.k-animation-container id Points to the popup element. Signifies that the combobox element controls the Calendar grid.
aria-activedescendant=.k-calendar-td.k-focus id Points to the focused item (date/month/year) in the Calendar Popup. Should only be present when the Popup is open.
readonly=readonly or aria-readonly=true Attribute is rendered only when the DatePicker is readonly.
aria-invalid=true Attribute is rendered only when the combobox is in form and announces the valid state of the component.
tabindex=0 The element must be focusable.
.k-disabled .k-input-inner disabled=disabled or aria-disabled=true Attribute is rendered only when the DatePicker is disabled.
.k-input-button role=button or nodeName=button The element should either be a <button> element or should have role="button" assigned.
aria-label The button needs an accessible name to be assigned to it.
tabindex=-1 Button element should not be focusable.

Calendar Popup

The Calendar in the Popup element of the component should implement the specification for the Calendar component.

Calendar accessibility specification


WAI ARIA specification for combobox

ARIA practices Date Picker Dialog Example

Section 508

The DatePicker is fully compliant with the Section 508 requirements.


The DatePicker has been extensively tested automatically with axe-core and manually with the most popular screen readers.

To report any accessibility issues, contact the team through the Telerik Support System.

Screen Readers

The DatePicker has been tested with the following screen readers and browsers combinations:

Environment Tool
Firefox NVDA
Chrome JAWS
Microsoft Edge JAWS

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