The Slider component allows you to select predefined values by dragging a handle or clicking side buttons.

Accessibility Support

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

The Slider 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.

Slider Drag Handle

.k-draghandlerole=sliderSets the proper role for Slider.
aria-label or aria-labelledby or titleThe Slider needs an accessible name to be assigned to it.
aria-valuetextSpecifies the text that would be announced based on the currently selected value in the Slider.
aria-readonly=trueAttribute is rendered only when the Slider is readonly.
aria-invalid=trueAttribute is rendered only when the Slider is in form and announces the valid state of the component.
tabindex=0The element must be focusable.
.k-draghandle:not(.k-hsv-draghandle)aria-valuenowSpecifies the currently selected value in the Slider.
aria-valueminSpecifies the minimum available value in the Slider.
aria-valuemaxSpecifies the maximum available value in the Slider.
.k-slider-vertical .k-draghandlearia-orientation=verticalPresent only when slider is vertical.
.k-disabled .k-draghandlearia-disabled=trueAttribute is rendered only when the Slider is disabled.
Note that using an <a> element for role="slider" is not allowed.

Slider Buttons

When present, the Slider Buttons must implement the specification for the Button component.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Arrow Down or Arrow LeftDecreases value by small step.
Arrow Up or Arrow RightIncreases value by small step.
HomeSets value to the Min value.
EndSets value to the Max value.
Page upIncreases value by large step.
Page downDecreases value by large step.


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

Screen Readers

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

Microsoft EdgeJAWS