The ariaHidden property of the Element interface reflects the value of the aria-hidden attribute, which indicates whether the element is exposed to an accessibility API.


var ariaHidden = element.ariaHidden;
element.ariaHidden = ariaHidden


A DOMString with one of the following values:

The element is hidden from the accessibility API.
The element is exposed to the accessibility API as if it were rendered.
The element's hidden state is determined by the user agent based on whether it is rendered.


In this example the aria-hidden attribute on the element with an ID of hidden is set to "true". Using ariaHidden we update the value to "false".

<div id="hidden" aria-hidden="true">Some things are better left unsaid.</div>
let el = document.getElementById('hidden');
console.log(el.ariaHidden); // true
el.ariaHidden = "false"
console.log(el.ariaHidden); // false


Specification Status Comment
Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.2
The definition of 'ariaHidden' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition.

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