/Web APIs

Element: ariaHidden property

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.


A string 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


Browser compatibility

Desktop Mobile
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari WebView Android Chrome Android Firefox for Android Opera Android Safari on IOS Samsung Internet
ariaHidden 81 81 No No 68 12.1 81 81 No 58 12.2 13.0

© 2005–2023 MDN contributors.
Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License v2.5 or later.