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Tabstrip Accessibility

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

The TabStrip 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-tabstrip-itemsrole=tablistIndicates the tablist role for the ul element of the TabStrip.
.k-tabstrip.k-tabstrip-left .k-tabstrip-items,.k-tabstrip.k-tabstrip-right .k-tabstrip-itemsaria-orientation=verticalIndicates the orientation of the tablist container element. The attribute is rendered only when the orientation of the component is vertical as the tablist role comes with default horizontal orientation.
.k-tabstrip-itemrole=tabThe tab li element.
.k-tabstrip .k-item.k-activearia-selected=trueAnnounces the selected state of the tab.
aria-controls=.k-tabstrip-content idAnnounces the relation between the panel and active tab.
.k-tabstrip-contentrole=tabpanelThe content div of the tab.
aria-hidden=trueOnly if the component implements a feature to control whether the content should be persisted.
aria-labelledby=.k-tabstrip-item idRefers to the tab element that controls the panel.
.k-tabstrip .k-buttonaria-hidden=trueIntroduce aria-hidden attribute for the scrollable buttons. The buttons are not included in the tabsequence. Navigating through arrow keys would


WAI-ARIA specification for tablist

WAI-ARIA practices: TabList example

Section 508

The TabStrip is fully compliant with the Section 508 requirements.


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

Microsoft EdgeJAWS

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