ChipLists present collections of chips that allow users to manage and visually represent multiple items or selections.

Accessibility Support

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

The ChipList 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.

.k-chip-listrole=listboxAnnounces the list role of the chip list.
aria-label or aria-labelledbyAdds label to the ChipList element. ListBox element requires an accessible name attached to it.
aria-orientation=horizontalSpecifies the horizontal orientation of the chiplist that gives context about the navigation shortcuts.
aria-multiselectable=trueAnnounces the multiple selection ability of the chiplist. Only when the selection mode is set to multiple.
.k-chiprole=optionAnnounces the chip is an option inner component of the chip list.
.k-chip.k-selectedaria-selected=trueAnnounces the chip is selected.
.k-chip:not(.k-selected)aria-selected=falseAnnounces the chip is not selected.
.k-chip:has(.k-i-x-circle),.k-chip:has(.k-svg-i-x-circle)aria-keyshortcuts=Enter DeleteAnnounces the Delete action along with the default Enter key used for selection/click action.

When selection is disabled in the ChipList, it should not have its role set to listbox. Instead, the attribute should either be omitted, or its value should be set to none. In that case the role of the Chip elements should remain button as per the Chip component specification.

Managing the Focus

The ChipList is a single tab-stop component and implements roving tabindex strategy.

Keyboard Shortcuts

RightArrowFocuses the next chip in the chiplist.
LeftArrowFocuses to the previous chip in the group.
Enter/SpaceTriggers a click action on the chip.
Delete/BackspaceRemoves the chip when delete action is configured.


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

Screen Readers

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

Microsoft EdgeJAWS