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DatePicker Accessibility

Out of the box, the Kendo UI for Vue DatePicker provides extensive accessibility support and enables users with disabilities to acquire complete control over its features.

The DatePicker 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.

DatePicker Wrapping Element

.k-input-innerrole=comboboxThe input element should follow the combobox specification.
label for or aria-label or aria-labelledbyThe input needs an accessible name to be assigned to it.
aria-haspopup=gridIndicates the component has a Calendar Popup that implements role="grid".
aria-expanded=true/falseAnnounces whether the Popup is visible or not.
aria-controls=.k-animation-container idPoints to the popup element. Signifies that the combobox element controls the Calendar grid.
aria-activedescendant=.k-calendar-td.k-focus idPoints to the focused item (date/month/year) in the Calendar Popup. Should only be present when the Popup is open.
readonly=readonly or aria-readonly=trueAttribute is rendered only when the DatePicker is readonly.
aria-invalid=trueAttribute is rendered only when the combobox is in form and announces the valid state of the component.
tabindex=0The element must be focusable.
.k-disabled .k-input-innerdisabled=disabled or aria-disabled=trueAttribute is rendered only when the DatePicker is disabled.
.k-input-buttonrole=button or nodeName=buttonThe element should either be a <button> element or should have role="button" assigned.
aria-labelThe button needs an accessible name to be assigned to it.
tabindex=-1Button element should not be focusable.

Calendar Popup

The Calendar in the Popup element of the component should implement the specification for the Calendar component.

Calendar accessibility specification


WAI ARIA specification for combobox

ARIA practices Date Picker Dialog Example

Section 508

The DatePicker is fully compliant with the Section 508 requirements.


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

Microsoft EdgeJAWS

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