Element.ariaDescription

The ariaDescription property of the Element interface reflects the value of the aria-description attribute, which defines a string value that describes or annotates the current element.

Value

A string.

Examples

In this example the aria-description attribute on the element with an ID of close-button is set to the string "A longer description of the function of this element". Using ariaDescription we can update the value.

<button
  aria-label="Close"
  aria-description="A longer description of the function of this element"
  id="close-button">
  X
</button>
let el = document.getElementById('close-button');
console.log(el.ariaDescription); // "A longer description of the function of this element"
el.ariaDescription = "A different description"
console.log(el.ariaDescription); // "A different description"

Specifications

Specification
Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA)
# dom-ariamixin-ariadescription

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