Switches display a couple of exclusive choices so that users can toggle the state of an item on and off.

Accessibility Support

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

The Switch 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-switchrole=switchAnnounces the switch role of the element.
label for or aria-label or aria-labelledbyThe input requires an accessible name that will be assigned to it.
aria-checkedAnnounces the checked state of the Switch.
tabindex=0The element must be focusable.
aria-invalid=trueThe attribute is rendered only when the Switch is in a form and announces the valid state of the component.
.k-switch.k-disabledaria-disabled=trueThe attribute is rendered only when the Switch is disabled.

Keyboard Shortcuts

SpaceToggles the checked state of the Switch. Works analogically to the checkbox.


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

Screen Readers

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

Microsoft EdgeJAWS