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Blazor MultiSelect Accessibility

The Telerik UI for Blazor MultiSelect is WCAG 2.1 AAA and Section 508 compliant. The component also follows the WAI-ARIA best practices for implementing the keyboard navigation for its component role, and is tested against the popular screen readers.

Wai-Aria

MultiSelect wrapper

Selector Attribute Usage
.k-input-inner role=combobox Announces the presence of a combobox as inner element of the multiselect used for filtering.
label for or aria-label or aria-labelledby The input needs an accessible name to be assigned to it.
aria-haspopup=listbox Indicates the presence of a listbox popup.
aria-expanded=true/false Announces the state of the visibility of the popup.
aria-controls=.k-list-ul id Points to the popup element. Signifies that the combobox element controls the listbox.
aria-autocomplete=list Attribute is rendered and value is set to list when filtering feature is enabled.
aria-describedby=.k-chip-list id Points to the taglist element that contains the selected items.
aria-activedescendent=.k-list-item id Points to the focused item. Either an item from the popup, or a tag item from the selected items. The focused item is changed via keyboard navigation. If the focus is not currently on a tag item, and the popup is not visible, the attribute should not point to any element or should be removed.
aria-readonly=true Attribute is rendered only when the multiselect is readonly.
aria-invalid=true Attribute is rendered only when the multiselect is in form and announces the valid state of the component.
aria-busy=true Attribute is rendered only when the multiselect is loading data.
tabindex=0 The element should be focusable.
.k-disabled .k-input-inner aria-disabled=true Attribute is rendered only when the multiselect is disabled.
.k-input-button role=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.
Selector Attribute Usage
.k-list-ul aria-multiselectable=true Announces multiselection of the listbox popup.

The ListBox placed in the Popup element of the component should implement the specification for a PopupList component.

Selector Attribute Usage
.k-animation-container role=region When the component container is appended to the <body> element of the document, it needs a landmark role to be assigned to it. Otherwise, it should be appended to an element with an appropriate landmark role.
aria-label or aria-labelledby Provides a label when the container has a region role assigned.
.k-list-ul role=listbox Identifies the ul element as a listbox.
aria-label or aria-labelledby Provides a label for the listbox of the combobox.
.k-list-item role=option Identifies the li element as a listbox option.
.k-list-item.k-selected aria-selected=true Indicates the selected state of the item.

Resources

ARIA practices: Select-Only Combobox Example

ARIA Practices: Scrollable Listbox Example

Section 508

The MultiSelect is compliant with the Section 508 requirements

Testing

The component has been extensively tested automatically with static code analyzers and manually with the most popular screen readers.

Any Accessibility Issues could be reported in Telerik Support System.

Screen Readers

Environment Tool
Firefox NVDA
Chrome JAWS
Microsoft Edge JAWS

See Also

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