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Accessibility in ASP.NET Core DateRangePicker control

22 Oct 2021 / 3 minutes to read

The web accessibility makes web content and web applications more accessible for people with disabilities. It especially helps in dynamic content change and development of advanced user interface controls with AJAX, HTML, JavaScript, and related technologies. DateRangePicker provides built-in compliance with WAI-ARIA specifications. WAI-ARIA support is achieved through the attributes like aria-expanded, aria-disabled, and aria-activedescendant applied as an input element.

To know about the accessibility of Calendar, refer to the Calendar’s Accessibility section.

It helps people with disabilities by providing information about the widget for assistive technology in the screen readers. DateRangePicker control contains grid role and grid cell for each day cell.

  • Aria-expanded: Indicates the currently selected date of the DateRangePicker control.
  • Aria-disabled: Indicates the disabled state of the DateRangePicker control.

Keyboard Interaction

Use the below keys to interact with the DateRangePicker. This control implements the keyboard navigation support by following the WAI-ARIA practices.

It supports the following list of shortcut keys:

Input Navigation

Before opening the popup, use the following list of keys to control the popup element.

Press To do this
Alt + Down Arrow Opens the popup.
Alt + Upper Arrow Closes the popup.
Esc Closes the popup.

Calendar Navigation

Use the following list of keys to navigate the currently focused Calendar after the popup has opened.

Press To do this
Upper Arrow Focuses the same day of the previous week.
Down Arrow Focuses the same day of the next week.
Left Arrow Focuses the day before.
Right Arrow Focuses the next day.
Home Focuses the first day of the month.
End Focuses the last day of the month.
Page Up Focuses the same date of the previous month.
Page Down Focuses the same date of the next month.
Enter Selects the currently focused date.
Shift + Page Up Focuses the same date for the previous year.
Shift + Page Down Focuses the same date for the next year.
Control + Home Focuses the first date of the current year.
Control + End Focuses the last date of the current year.
Alt + Right Focuses through out the pop-up container in forward direction.
Alt + Left Focuses through out the pop-up container in backward direction.

To focus the DateRangePicker control use the alt+t keys.

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<ejs-daterangepicker id="daterangepicker" placeholder="Select a Range"></ejs-daterangepicker>

    document.addEventListener('keyup', function (e) {
        if (e.altKey && e.keyCode === 84) {
            // press alt+t to focus the control.
            var daterangepickerObject = document.getElementById("daterangepicker").ej2_instances[0];