The Stepper is designed to be accessible by on-screen readers and provides full WAI-ARIA accessibility support.
The Stepper is WAI ARIA-accessible through the navigational arrows. It uses the following aria attributes:
aria-disabled— used for disabled steps or if Stepper is in linear mode, all steps which are not immediately next to the current step.
aria-current— used for indicating the current step
aria-invalid— used for indicating an invalid step.
aria-hidden— used to determine elements that should not be considered by assistive technologies.
The Stepper is compliant with the Section 508 requirements.
The following issues are related to the WAI-ARIA support limitations of browsers and screen readers:
- Internet Explorer 10 and 11 work best with the Jaws screen reader. Other readers are not supported very well. For more information, refer to issue 817699.
- Microsoft Edge works best with Microsoft Narrator screen reader. For more information, refer to issue 8571350.