The BottomNavigation component allows for easy access to primary app destinations.

Accessibility Support

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

The Bottom Navigation is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2 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.

The Bottom Navigation component is a landmark <nav> element or an element with role="navigation"( It contains an ordered list of navigation items. Each navigation item contains a link.

.k-bottom-navrole=navigation or nodeName=navThe landmark role navigation must be assigned to the bottom navigation.
.k-bottom-nav-itemrole=link or nodeName=aAssociate the link purpose of the bottom navigation items.
.k-bottom-nav-item.k-selectedaria-current=trueAssociate the link purpose of the bottom navigation items.

Managing the Focus

Each item in the bottom navigation is focusable.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Shift + TabFocuses previous link.
TabFocuses next link.
Space / EnterActivates the currently focused link.


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

Screen Readers

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

Microsoft EdgeJAWS