Accessibility in Blazor DatePicker Component

17 Nov 20234 minutes to read

The web accessibility defines a way to make web content and web applications more accessible to disabled people. It especially helps the dynamic content change and advanced user interface components developed with Ajax, HTML, JavaScript, and related technologies.

The DatePicker provides built-in compliance with the WAI-ARIA specifications. WAI-ARIA supports can be achieved through the attributes like aria-expanded, aria-disabled, and aria-activedescendant applied to the input element.

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

It provides information about the widget for assistive technology to the disabled person in screen reader.

  • aria-expanded: Attribute indicates the state of a collapsible element.

  • aria-disabled: Attribute indicates the disabled state of this DatePicker component.

  • aria-activedescendent: Attribute helps in managing the current active child of the DatePicker component.

Keyboard interaction

You can use the following keys to interact with the DatePicker. The component implements the keyboard navigation support by following the WAI-ARIA practices.

It supports the following list of shortcut keys:

Input navigation

Before opening the pop-up, use the following list of keys to control the pop-up element:

Keys Description
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 Calendar after the pop-up has been opened:

keys Description
Upper Arrow Focuses the previous week date.
Down Arrow Focuses the next week date.
Left Arrow Focuses the previous date.
Right Arrow Focuses the next date.
Home Focuses the first date in the month.
End Focuses the last date in the month.
Page Up Focuses the same date in the previous month.
Page Down Focuses the same date in the next month.
Enter Selects the currently focused date.
Shift + Page Up Focuses the same date in the previous year.
Shift + Page Down Focuses the same date in the previous year.
Control + Upper Arrow Moves into the inner level of view like month-year and year-decade
Control + Down Arrow Moves out from the depth level view like decade-year and year-month
Control +Home Focuses the starting date in the current year.
Control +End Focuses the ending date in the current year.


To focus out the DatePicker component, use the t keys. For additional information about native event, click here.

@using Syncfusion.Blazor.Calendars

<SfDatePicker TValue="DateTime?" @onkeypress="@(e => KeyPressed(e))" @ref="DateObj"></SfDatePicker>

@code {
    public SfDatePicker<DateTime?> DateObj;
    public void KeyPressed(KeyboardEventArgs args)
        if (args.Key == "t")