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PDFViewer Accessibility

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

The PDFViewer 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.

The PDFViewer component contains two inner elements - a toolbar and a page container.

ToolBar accessibility specification

.k-pdfviewer .k-canvastabindex=0Defines the focusable page container element.
aria-labelDescribes the purpose of the focusable container. Translatable message.
role=documentDefines that content should be evaluated in reader mode by assistive technologies.
.k-pdfviewer .k-toolbar .k-button:has(.k-svg-i-search, .k-i-search)aria-haspopup=dialogDescribes that the Search tool button opens a dialog element.
.k-pdfviewer .k-canvas .k-search-panelrole=dialogDescribes the role of the Search panel.
aria-labelTranslatable message, same label as the one, used to describe the Toolbar Search tool.

Section 508

The PDFViewer is fully compliant with the Section 508 requirements.


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

Microsoft EdgeJAWS

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