DropDownList - WCAG 2.0 and Section 508 Accessibility Compliance

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  • C#
  • VB

RadDropDownList is compliant with Section 508, and Level AAA of the WCAG 2.0 Guidelines. Run WAVE, the automated web accessibility evaluation tool, to check the accessibility level of the control yourself.

This example demonstrates how you can make Telerik's ASP.NET RadDropDownList accessible by leveraging the settings for the different caption and summary properties of the rendered HTML elements.

  • DefaultCS.aspx
  • DefaultCS.aspx.cs
<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeFile="DefaultCS.aspx.cs" Inherits="Telerik.Web.Examples.GanttExamples.AccessibilityAndInternationalization.AccessibilityCompliance.DefaultCS"  %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/DTD/xhtml11.dtd">
<html xmlns='http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml'>
<head runat="server">
    <title>Telerik ASP.NET Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <telerik:RadScriptManager runat="server" ID="RadScriptManager1" />
    <telerik:RadSkinManager ID="RadSkinManager1" runat="server" ShowChooser="true" />

    <div class="demo-container size-thin">

        <telerik:RadDropDownList RenderMode="Lightweight" ID="RadDropDownList2" runat="server"  Width="300px"
            DropDownHeight="200" DataSourceID="SqlDataSource1" DataTextField="ContactName" DefaultMessage="Select Customer"
            DataValueField="CustomerID">
        </telerik:RadDropDownList>

    </div>

    <asp:LinkButton ID="LinkButton1" runat="server" OnClick="LinkButton1_Click">Validate with WAVE</asp:LinkButton>

    <asp:SqlDataSource runat="server" ID="SqlDataSource1" ConnectionString="<%$ ConnectionStrings:NorthwindConnectionString %>"
        ProviderName="System.Data.SqlClient" SelectCommand="SELECT [CustomerID], [ContactName] FROM [Customers] ORDER By ContactName"></asp:SqlDataSource>

    </form>
</body>
</html>

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