Element.ariaRoleDescription

The ariaRoleDescription property of the Element interface reflects the value of the aria-roledescription attribute, which defines a human-readable, author-localized description for the role of an element.

Value

A string.

Examples

In this example the aria-roledescription attribute on the element with an ID of myApplication has been set. Using ariaRoleDescription we can update the value.

<div
  id="myApplication"
  role="application"
  aria-roledescription="a description of this widget"></div>
let el = document.getElementById('myApplication');
console.log(el.ariaRoleDescription); // "a description of this widget"
el.ariaRoleDescription = "an updated description of this widget"
console.log(el.ariaRoleDescription); // "an updated description of this widget"

Specifications

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

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