ARIA: progressbar role
progressbar role defines an element that displays the progress status for tasks that take a long time.
progressbar range widget indicates that a request has been received and the application is making progress toward completing the requested action.
Authors may set aria-valuemin and aria-valuemax to indicate the minimum and maximum progress indicator values. Otherwise, their implicit values follow the same rules as HTML's
aria-valueminis missing or not a number, it defaults to
aria-valuemaxis missing or not a number, it defaults to
aria-valuemaxproperties only need to be set for the
progressbarrole when the progress bar's minimum is not
0or the maximum value is not
- The read-only
aria-valuenowshould be provided and updated unless the value is
indeterminate, in which case don't include the attribute. If set, make sure the
aria-valuenowvalue is between the minimum and maximum values.
progressbar role is applied to an HTML
<progress> element, the accessible name can come from the associated
<label>. Otherwise use
aria-labelledby if a visible label is present or
aria-label if a visible label is not present.
There are some types of user interface components that, when represented in a platform accessibility API, can only contain text. Accessibility APIs do not have a way of representing semantic elements contained in a
progressbar. To deal with this limitation, browsers, automatically apply role
presentation to all descendant elements of any
progressbar element as it is a role that does not support semantic children.
For example, consider the following
progressbar element, which contains a heading.
<div role="progressbar"><h3>Title of my progressbar</h3></div>
Because descendants of
progressbar are presentational, the following code is equivalent:
<div role="progressbar"><h3 role="presentation">Title of my progressbar</h3></div>
From the assistive technology user's perspective, the heading does not exist since the previous code snippets are equivalent to the following in the accessibility tree:
<div role="progressbar">Title of my progressbar</div>
Only present and required if the value is not indeterminate. Set to a decimal value between
aria-valueminif present, and
aria-valuemaxindicating the current value of the progress bar.
Assistive technologies often present the value of
aria-valuenowas a percentage. If this would not be accurate use this property to make the progress bar value understandable.
Set to a decimal value representing the minimum value, and less than
aria-valuemax. If not present, the default value is
Set to a decimal value representing the maximum value, and greater than
aria-valuemin. If not present, the default value is
Defines the string value or identifies the element (or elements) that label the progressbar element providing an accessible name. An accessible name is required.
It is recommended to use a native
<input type="range"> elements rather than the
progressbar role. User agents provide a stylize widget for the
<progress> element based on the current
value as it relates to the
0, the minimum value, and the
In the example below, the progress bar uses the default values of 0 and 100 for
<div> <span id="loadinglabel">Loading:</span> <span role="progressbar" aria-labelledby="loadinglabel" aria-valuenow="23" > <svg width="100" height="10"> <rect height="10" width="100" stroke="black" fill="black"/> <rect height="10" width="23" fill="white" /> </svg> </span> </div>
Using semantic HTML, this could be written as:
<label for="loadinglabel">Loading:</label> <progress id="loadinglabel" max="100" value="23"></progress>
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