Element: ariaDisabled property

Baseline 2023

Newly available

Since October 2023, this feature works across the latest devices and browser versions. This feature might not work in older devices or browsers.

The ariaDisabled property of the Element interface reflects the value of the aria-disabled attribute, which indicates that the element is perceivable but disabled, so it is not editable or otherwise operable.

Note: Where possible, use the <input> element with type="button" or the <button> element — because those elements have built in semantics and do not require ARIA attributes.


A string with one of the following values:


The element and all focusable descendants are disabled, but perceivable, and their values cannot be changed by the user.


The element is enabled.


In this example the aria-disabled attribute on the element with an ID of saveChanges is set to "true" indicating that this input is currently disabled. Using ariaDisabled we update the value to "false".

<div id="saveChanges" tabindex="0" role="button" aria-disabled="true">Save</div>
let el = document.getElementById("saveChanges");
console.log(el.ariaDisabled); // "true"
el.ariaDisabled = "false";
console.log(el.ariaDisabled); // "false"


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

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