Accessibility Support

Web accessibility is the initiative for making websites and web applications more accessible to people with disabilities. These practices are especially useful for people who rely on screen readers and those who cannot use a mouse.

To help users create accessible web applications, Shield UI widgets support WAI-ARIA and Keyboard navigation out of the box.


WAI-ARIA is a technical specification that provides a framework to improve the accessibility and interoperability of web content and applications. The framework specifies a series of steps that developers can use in their own applications to make them more accessible to assistive technologies such as screen readers.

Keyboard Navigation

Most Shield UI widgets have built-in keyboard navigation, which is a crucial aspect of the interaction between users and web applications. You can switch focus to and from a UI component and use different access keys for performing specific widget functions.

For more information about a particular widget, check its demos and online documentation.