DropDownButton Accessibility

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

The DropDownButton is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 AA standards](https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG21/) 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.


The following table lists the selectors, attributes, and behavior patterns supported by the DropDownButton component:

Main Button element

.k-menu-buttonrole=button or nodeName=buttonOr omitted if <button> DOM element is used.
aria-labelThe attribute must be present when no text is initially visible on the button.
aria-expanded=true/falseAnnounces the state of the visibility of the popup.
aria-haspopup=menuIndicates the presence of a menu popup.
aria-controls=.k-menu-group idPoints to the popup element. Builds relationship between the button and the popup.
.k-menu-button.k-disabledaria-disabled=trueRendered only when the button is disabled and the disabled attribute could not be used (applicable for <button> or <input type="button"> elements).

Popup Menu element

.k-menu-grouprole=menuAnnounces the menu role of the popup.
aria-labelledby=.k-menu-button idPoints to Button element.
.k-menu-itemrole=menuitemAnnounces the menuitem role of the popup items.


ARIA practices Navigation Menu Button Example

Section 508

The DropDownButton is fully compliant with the Section 508 requirements.


The DropDownButton has been extensively tested automatically with static code analyzers and manually with the most popular screen readers.

To report any accessibility issues, contact the team through the Telerik Support System.

Screen Readers

The following table lists the screen readers supported by the DropDownButton:

Microsoft EdgeJAWS

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