Accessibility in Split Button Controls

17 Jan 20244 minutes to read

The Split button component followed the accessibility guidelines and standards, including ADA, Section 508, WCAG 2.2 standards, and WCAG roles that are commonly used to evaluate accessibility.

The accessibility compliance for the Split button component is outlined below.

Accessibility Criteria Compatibility
WCAG 2.2 Support Yes
Section 508 Support Yes
Screen Reader Support Yes
Right-To-Left Support Yes
Color Contrast Yes
Mobile Device Support Yes
Keyboard Navigation Support Yes
Accessibility Checker Validation Yes
Axe-core Accessibility Validation Yes
Yes - All features of the component meet the requirement.
Intermediate - Some features of the component do not meet the requirement.
No - The component does not meet the requirement.

WAI-ARIA attributes

The Split button component followed the [WAI-ARIA] patterns to meet the accessibility. The following ARIA attributes are used in the Split button component:

Attributes Purpose
role Indicates the Split button component as button, Split button popup as menu, and the Split button popup action items as menuitem.
aria-haspopup Indicates the availability and type of interactive Split button popup element.
aria-expanded Indicates whether the Split button popup can be expanded or collapsed, as well as indicates whether its current state is expanded or collapsed.
aria-owns Identifies an elements in order to define a visual, functional, or contextual parent/child relationship between DOM elements where the DOM hierarchy cannot be used to represent the relationship.
aria-disabled Indicates that the element is perceivable but disabled, so it is not editable or otherwise operable.

Keyboard interaction

The Split button component followed the [keyboard interaction] guideline, making it easy for people who use assistive technologies (AT) and those who completely rely on keyboard navigation. The following keyboard shortcuts are supported by the Split button component.

Press To do this
Esc Closes the opened popup.
Enter Opens the popup, or activates the highlighted item and closes the popup.
Spacer Opens the popup.
Up Navigates up or to the previous action item.
Down Navigates down or to the next action item.
Alt + Up Arrow Closes the popup.
Alt + Down Arrow Opens the popup.

Ensuring accessibility

The Split button component’s accessibility levels are ensured through an accessibility-checker and axe-core software tools during automated testing.

The accessibility compliance of the Split button component is shown in the following sample. Open the sample in a new window to evaluate the accessibility of the Split button component with accessibility tools.

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