Last Updated: 30 Oct 2019 11:43 by ADMIN
Created on: 30 Oct 2019 11:36
Category: Grid
Type: Bug Report
Setting EnableAriaSupport="True" Breaks JAWS Form Fields Dialog

We are still experiencing a problem with the RadGrid and JAWS when aria support is enabled. The JAWS form fields dialog (INS+F5) renders all elements of the grid on a single line.

1 comment
Peter Milchev
Posted on: 30 Oct 2019 11:43

Hello Jeff,

Thank you for reporting this behavior, I will share here a summary of our discussion in the support thread: 

The same behavior is replicated with the following HTML only:

      <table role="grid">
                        <button type="button" value="Add new record"></button>
                        <button type="button" value="Refresh"></button>
                    <td>Just some cell</td>

Actually, this is the expected behavior, because of the role="grid" attribute, which makes the whole table to be listed as a single element.

The actual issue in the RadGrid is that the role=grid is set to the wrapper div element instead of the <table> element of the MasterTableView as per https://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria-practices/examples/grid/dataGrids.html.

As a temporary workaround, the MasterTableView-Caption property should be set and the following script added to the page:

function pageLoadHandler() {
    $telerik.$(".RadGrid").each(function (ind, gridElement) {
        var grid = gridElement.control;
        if (grid.get_enableAriaSupport()) {
                grid.MasterTableView.get_element().setAttribute("role", "grid");
    // Sys.Application.remove_load(pageLoadHandler);  

Peter Milchev
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