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

Note: 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.


A string 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)
# dom-ariamixin-ariapressed

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