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MultiSelectTree Accessibility

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

The MultiSelectTree 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.


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

MultiSelectTree wrapper

.k-input-innerrole=comboboxAnnounces the presence of a combobox as inner element of the multiselect used for filtering.
label for or aria-label or aria-labelledbyThe input needs an accessible name to be assigned to it.
aria-haspopup=treeIndicates the presence of a tree popup.
aria-expanded=true/falseAnnounces the state of the visibility of the popup.
aria-controls=.k-treeview idPoints to the treeview element. Signifies that the combobox element controls the treeview.
aria-autocomplete=listAttribute is rendered and value is set to list when filtering feature is enabled.
aria-describedby=.k-chip-list idPoints to the taglist element that contains the selected items.
aria-readonly=trueAttribute is rendered only when the multiselect is readonly.
aria-invalid=trueAttribute is rendered only when the multiselect is in form and announces the valid state of the component.
aria-busy=trueAttribute is rendered only when the multiselect is loading data.
tabindex=0The element should be focusable.
.k-disabled .k-input-inneraria-disabled=trueAttribute is rendered only when the multiselect is disabled.
.k-input-buttonrole=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.


ARIA practices: Select-Only Combobox Example


.k-animation-containerrole=regionWhen the component container is appended to the <body> element of the document, it needs a landmark role to be assigned to it. Otherwise, it should be appended to an element with an appropriate landmark role.
aria-label or aria-labelledbyProvides a label when the container has a region role assigned.


The Tree placed in the Popup element of the component should implement the specification for a TreeView component.

TreeView accessibility specification


ARIA practices: TreeView Example

Section 508

The MultiSelectTree is fully compliant with the Section 508 requirements.


The MultiSelectTree 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 MultiSelectTree:

Microsoft EdgeJAWS

See Also