Last Updated: 24 Mar 2021 15:16 by ADMIN
Created on: 19 Dec 2019 14:52
Category: Date/Time Pickers
Type: Bug Report
Datepicker accessibility issue in month/year view

Dear Kendo UI team,


I have experienced an issue with the Kendo UI datepicker when accessing it with a screenreader on the Kendo UI Vue preview page (


In the month/year view, if I change the selection, the selected date (from the original view before "zooming out" into the month/year view) is read out.


Expected behaviour: The currently selected month/year should be read out.


Steps to reproduce:

  • Start a screenreader (I have tried NVDA and JAWS).
  • Focus on the calendar, open it.
  • Change the view to the month/year view by using Ctrl+Arrow Up.
  • The focus is now on the month/year corresponding to the current date.
  • Change the selection by using one of the arrow keys.
  • No matter the current selection, always the (whole) current date is read out.


Software versions used:

  • Browsers:
    • Chromium 77.0.3865.75
    • Microsoft Edge 44.18362.449.0
  • Screenreader (always initial configuration):
    • NVDA 2019.1.1
    • JAWS 2019.1906.10 ILM
  • OS: Windows 10, latest updates
  • Keyboard layout: German


Furthermore, it seems to me that with Microsoft Edge in combination with JAWS I cannot open the month/year view, maybe because of a conflict of keyboard event handlers between the component and JAWS. Also the escape key has no effect, it does not close the datepicker.


The issue also occurs for the original jQuery version.


Thanks for your support.


Kind regards,

Andreas Sch├╝tz

1 comment
Posted on: 26 Dec 2019 12:38


Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention. I can confirm it is reproducible also on our side and have logged it in our public Github backlog. You could observe its status on the following link: 

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