Progress Updates Kendo UI For Users with Disabilities

Progress, a provider of application development and digital experience technologies, is making enhancements to Progress Kendo UI, enabling support for WCAG 2.1 compliance. It also includes major feature updates, new components and new themes.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 defines how to make web content more accessible to people with disabilities including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, language, learning and neurological disabilities.

WCAG 2.1 adds 17 success criteria for compliance. Kendo UI now meets all 17 criteria including mobile accessibility, help for individuals with low vision as well as cognitive and learning disabilities.  By implementing these standards, Progress helps developers build UI that is accessible out of the box, without the need for writing additional code.

Accessible apps are a requirement for digital experiences that can engage everyone, including those with disabilities, said Faris Sweis, SVP & General Manager Developer Tooling Business. The company is  proud to be the first to provide support for these standards to make the creation of accessible apps easy, Sweis explained.

The applications built with components adhering to these guidelines are not only accessible to people with disabilities, but also to users of all kinds of devices and interfaces: desktop browser, voice browser, mobile phone, automobile-based personal computer and more.

In addition to support for WCAG 2.1, the latest Kendo UI R3 2018 release also features updates to the TreeList component, new components including MultiColumnComboBox and an ArcGauge as well as a new Material Theme for jQuery and Vue; Dialog, and Stock and Sparkline Charts for React; and Scheduler and Notification components as well as Chart features for Angular.  Progress has also released Grid updates across the Kendo UI portfolio.

For more information on this release, visit www.progress.com.

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