Menu Accessibility

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

The Menu is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2 AA 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-menu:not(.k-context-menu)role=menubarAnnounces the Menu menubar role
.k-menu.k-menu-verticalaria-orientation=verticalAnnounces the Menu orientation when vertical.
.k-menu-itemrole=menuitemAnnounces the Menu item role.
tabindex=0/-1The focused item has tabindex '0', the rest - '-1'
.k-menu-item[aria-expanded]aria-haspopup=trueIndicates that there is a popup, associated with the item. Applicable to expandable items only.
.k-menu-item[aria-haspopup]aria-controls=ul.k-menu-group idIndicates that there is a popup, associated with the item. Applicable to expandable items only.
.k-menu-item[aria-haspopup]aria-expanded=true/falseIndicates whether the item is expanded.
.k-menu-item.k-disabledaria-disabled=trueInforms assistive technologies that a Menu item is disabled.
.k-menu-expand-arrowaria-hidden=trueThe Menu item expand arrow elements are hidden from the assistive technologies.
.k-menu-popup .k-menu-grouprole=menuThe role of the nested (not root-level) menu displayed in a popup.
idEach nested menu has a deterministic id attribute that is linked to the aria-controls attribute ot its parent.


ARIA patterns Menu

Section 508

The Menu is fully compliant with the Section 508 requirements.


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

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

Screen Readers

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

Microsoft EdgeJAWS

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