Are Telerik components compliant with the W3C Accessibility?

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  1. Lin
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    May 2009

    Posted 28 May 2009 Link to this post

    Hello!

    My team wants to use Telerik components in a new project.

    I would like to know if Telerik components are compliant with the XHTML 1.1 requirement and the W3C Web Accessibility Guidelines.

    Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.

  2. Vassil Petev
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    Posted 28 May 2009 Link to this post

    Hi Lin,

    I think the Accessibility Support  and the XHTML Compliance pages will answer your question.

    Cheers!
  3. Lin
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    Posted 29 May 2009 Link to this post

    Thank you so much.
  4. Peter
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    Posted 15 Jun 2010 Link to this post

    Hello,

    I have the same question but directly related the the Telerik Extensions for ASP.NET MVC.  I have looked at the respective page which indicates the Grid has "Section 508 Compliance" and an "A" for the "W3C Compliance Level".

    When running Total Validator Tool version 6.5.0 (http://www.totalvalidator.com/index.html) against a page with 2 grids i get the following errors: -
        
    E876 - 2 instance(s): Provide a descriptive 'summary' attribute for complex data tables. This must be a proper description and not a terse one. See http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/NOTE-WCAG20-TECHS-20081211/H73 (displayed in new window). If this is not a data table then this is a error as there is structural markup present. See http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/NOTE-WCAG20-TECHS-20081211/F46 (displayed in new window).

    E879 - 2 instance(s): Provide either a <caption>, 'title' or 'summary' attributes to describe the table. This must be a proper description and not a terse one. See http://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/content-structure-separation-programmatic.html (displayed in new window). If this is not a data table then this is a error as there is structural markup present. See http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/NOTE-WCAG20-TECHS-20081211/F46 (displayed in new window).

    Using the ".HtmlAttribute" in the grids construction only applies attributes to the wrapping div not the data table.

    I have managed to inject a "summary" in JQuery as per below, but this is a bandaid and is ignored with the validator as the validator seems to not run any initialisation scripts.

    $("#MyGrid table:first").attr("summary""Table displaying the most recent notitifications related to your profile."); 


    Am i missing something??
        
    Regards
    Peter
  5. Sebastian
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    Posted 16 Jun 2010 Link to this post

    Hello Peter,

    The page you discovered on our site is still in the works (there should be no direct link to it) and actually it does not reflect the recent accessibility state of our MVC extensions but rather what we will be aiming for to achieve in the near future. We will do our best to update and publish this resource for Q2 2010 or for one of the service pack releases of the MVC suite afterwards.

    In the meantime you may consider editing the MVC grid extension's source code directly to include summary attribute to the rendered html table. 

    Note: I removed the link to the accessibility page from your post to avoid confusion until it officially goes live.

    Kind regards,
    Sebastian
    the Telerik team

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