jQuery Slider Keyboard Navigation

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Keyboard navigation provides all web and app users with a fast keyboard-only navigation capability and is also part of the web accessibility features—it enables users with disabilities to fully control their website or app access through the keyboard.

By default, users can only navigate to links, buttons, and form controls with a keyboard. The navigation order in which interactive items receive keyboard focus has to be logical and intuitive. Generally, keyboard navigation logic needs to follow the visual horizontal and vertical flow of the page, for example, left to right and top to bottom, header first followed by the main and then the page navigation.

The keyboard navigation of the Kendo UI for jQuery Slider is always available as demonstrated in this demo.

This Slider example is part of a unique collection of hundreds of jQuery demos, with which you can see all Kendo UI for jQuery components and their features in action. View the source code of the demos from the library or directly adapt, and edit them and their theme appearance in Kendo UI for jQuery Dojo or ThemeBuilder.

The Slider supports the following keyboard shortcuts:


  • Alt + W Focuses the slider (clicking on it or tabbing also work).
  • Alt + Q Focuses the range slider (clicking on it or tabbing also work).

Supported keys and user actions

  • Right Increments the value by a small step (equivalent to Up).
  • Left Decrements the value by a small step (equivalent to Down).
  • Page Up Increments the value by a large step.
  • Page Down Decrements the value by a large step.
  • Home Move the draghandle to the min value.
  • End Move the draghandle to the max value.
  • Tab Tabs to second range slider draghandle or next focusable page element.
  • Shift + Tab Tabs to first range slider draghandle or previous focusable page element.

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