The ariaPressed property of the Element interface reflects the value of the aria-pressed attribute, which indicates the current "pressed" state of toggle buttons.

Where possible use an HTML <input> element with type="button" or the <button> element as these have built in semantics and do not require ARIA attributes.


var ariaPressed = element.ariaPressed;
element.ariaPressed = ariaPressed


A DOMString with one of the following values:

The element is pressed.
The element supports being pressed but is not currently pressed.
Indicates a mixed mode value for a tri-state toggle button.
The element does not support being pressed.


In this example the aria-pressed attribute on the element with an ID of saveChanges is set to "false" indicating that this input is currently not pressed. Using ariaPressed we update the value to "true".

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


Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.2 (WAI-ARIA 1.2)
# dom-ariamixin-ariapressed

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