• .NET Mobile

    How to enable keyboard support in the RadFileExplorer for ASP.NET AJAX

    With the newest version already out, I am happy to present you the latest accessibility improvements of our RadFileExplorer control from the ASP.NET AJAX suite. Now, you don't need the mouse to delete a folder or open a file! Simply focus the FileExplorer, navigate to the grid or treeview using the [Shift+]Tab key, select the desired folder with the Arrow keys and press Delete. A popup dialog asks you to confirm the deletion. Hit Enter to delete, or Esc to cancel.       This was just an example of a common scenario, that could be carried out using the keyboard only. We have ensured that any use case...
  • .NET

    RadControls for WinForms will support Microsoft Active Accessibility in Q1 2011

    Telerik has always strived to make its products accessible and available to a wide range of people. It is part of Telerik's vision for providing leading developer products, just like browser support in our AJAX controls, right-to-left language support, localization, performance, and everything else that makes up excellent controls. In the upcoming Q1 2011 RadControls for WinForms will implement Microsoft Active Accessibility (MSAA) support which will make the Telerik WinForms controls the first suite to be compliant with the latest user interface accessibility and UI automation standards (FYI, in Q1 we will also extend our localization support and support for right-to-left languages to all...
    February 15, 2011
  • .NET Mobile

    Accessibility support in RadEditor for ASP.NET AJAX

    One of the major goals for our AJAX RadEditor control is to provide an accessible content creation experience. For us, this task is divided into two major categories - having an accessible editor UI and helping the end user produce accessible content. With the Q3 2010 release, we made improvements to both and I want to share the results with you.  The first major improvement is the new AccessibleRadEditor control. It is a stripped down version of the full featured RadEditor and has a simpler toolbar to allow easy navigation using only the keyboard. All tools have assigned shortcuts and even the...
    November 18, 2010
  • .NET Mobile

    Accessible RadEditor used by the Royal National Institute of Blind People

    I am posting this on behalf of the editor team here at Telerik. It has been a really great experience to work with the folks at the Royal National Institute of the Blind People (RNIB) and Content and Code. The folks at RNIB helped us a lot to improve the accessible feature set of RadEditor for ASP.NET AJAX and we are very happy with the results. We are proud to be the chosen component vendor for an accessible HTML editor. The required changes to the editor client code were not difficult and added the needed features for blind and partially sighted people. Some...
    December 11, 2009
  • .NET Mobile

    RadMenu for ASP.NET Ajax - Working with disabled JavaScript

    As you may know accessibility standards require a web page to work when JavaScript is disabled. In this blog post I will show you how to make RadMenu work even without JavaScript. I will also show how to make JAWS reader "see" all items rendered by RadMenu (even the hidden ones). Disabling JavaScript First we need to find a way to disable JavaScript in our browser of choice. For FireFox you need to install the web developer toolbar plugin. Then you can easily use the "Disable JavaScript" option: In Internet Explorer you should first edit the security settings for the zone in which your...
    October 02, 2008