Last Updated: 13 Sep 2021 05:08 by ADMIN
Release 2.27.0
Created on: 05 May 2021 11:15
Category: DropDownList
Type: Bug Report
Elements with an ARIA [role] that require children to contain a specific [role] are missing some or all of those required children.
When I use the Chrome Lighthouse (based on the axe accessibility testing tool) to assess the accessibility of the TelerikDropDownList I am getting several issues.
Marin Bratanov
Posted on: 10 May 2021 18:22

Hi Scott,

The DropDownList does not have an <input> element, and if you set its Id parameter it will render as the id attribute of its topmost <span> element. The DefaultText renders in a span that is denoted by the aria-described-by attribute and so setting a default text should provide a description even if there is no item selected. The issue here is that there is a trailing space at the end of the value and that will be fixed.

That said, we have these reports on our radar and we will be investigating them.

Marin Bratanov
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Posted on: 06 May 2021 13:53

Here are all the aria issues i found on drop down lists.

ARIA input fields do not have accessible names

When an input field doesn't have an accessible name, screen readers announce it with a generic name, making it unusable for users who rely on screen readers.


Elements with an ARIA [role] that require children to contain a specific [role] are missing some or all of those required children.

Some ARIA parent roles must contain specific child roles to perform their intended accessibility functions.

[aria-*] attributes do not have valid values

Assistive technologies, like screen readers, can't interpret ARIA attributes with invalid values.