Support for WGAC 2.0 Accessibility Standards

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  1. Doug Hay
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    Posted 20 Mar 2012 Link to this post

    I found statements on an Accessibility page regarding support for these standards for the ASP.Net controls. I have been unable to find any similar statement regarding the Kendo UI controls. Can you clarify the current status/planned support.

    Thanks
    Doug Hay
  2. Adam
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    Posted 16 May 2012 Link to this post

    This is a great question. Even if the answer is not positive, it is important to have this clarified, please....?
  3. Atanas Korchev
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    Posted 17 May 2012 Link to this post

    Hello,

     WCAG 2.0 specification has quite a lot of requirements and some of which are related to the web site itself rather than the UI components it is using. Here is a quick checklist for example: http://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG20/quickref/ 

     What requirements do you need to meet with Kendo UI? Clearly some of the requirements are not applicable for Kendo UI whereas other are.

    Greetings,
    Atanas Korchev
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  4. Adam
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    Posted 25 May 2012 Link to this post

    Actually, I made my last post after discovering that I keyboard navigation didn't work for the PanelBar widget. I went looking to see what your plans were for accessability.

    I later tried the same keyboard navigation test with the jQueryUI Accordian control, and found the same result: It didn't work.

    But, much to my surprise, I later found that inside a Chrome browser, the KendoUI and jQueryUI widgets were both keyboard-navigable. I had previously been using Internet Explorer 9. (I'm most surprised that the Microsoft browser lacked this basic accessability, as they are normally big on such standards.)

    I don't know what the technical issue is here. Is there something lacking in IE9 that prevents your widgets from being keyboard-navigable?

    Thanks for your great work.
    Adam
  5. Atanas Korchev
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    Posted 29 May 2012 Link to this post

    Hello Adam,

     We haven't implemented any keyboard navigation for the panelbar. What you are seeing is entirely browser behavior. 
     Once we add more accessibility features we would add keyboard navigation which will work cross browser.

    Regards,
    Atanas Korchev
    the Telerik team
    Join us on our journey to create the world's most complete HTML 5 UI Framework - download Kendo UI now!
  6. Matthew
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    Posted 14 Aug 2012 Link to this post

    Hi guys,

    Is there any more information available about WCAG 2.0 accessibility for Kendo UI controls? We're trying to make a decision on which product to use and could really use some up-to-date information.

    I'll have a dig around your site but if you could give us an idea of what does and does not work that would be excellent.

    Thanks
    Matt
  7. Muhammad Ahsan
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    Posted 14 Aug 2012 Link to this post

    Hi,

    It would be very helpful if we can get a timeframe of when Accessibility features (specially Keyboard Navigation) will be added to Kendo UI controls. If there is a road map of when these will be added, please share it.

    This is a core requirement and our decision to pick Kendo UI depends on it.

    Thanks,
    Muhammad
  8. Sebastian
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    Posted 14 Aug 2012 Link to this post

    Hello guys,

    Please review the information provided in this forum thread which elaborates on similar topic.

    Kind regards,
    Sebastian
    the Telerik team
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