The ariaRequired property of the Element interface reflects the value of the aria-required attribute, which indicates that user input is required on the element before a form may be submitted.

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


var ariaRequired = element.ariaRequired;
element.ariaRequired = ariaRequired


A DOMString with one of the following values:

Users need to provide input on an element before a form is submitted.
User input is not necessary to submit the form.


In this example the aria-required attribute on the element with an ID of txtBoxInput is set to "true" indicating that this input must be completed. Using ariaRequired we update the value to "false".

<div id="txtboxMultilineLabel">Enter the tags for the article</div>
<div role="textbox" id="txtBoxInput" contenteditable="true" aria-multiline="true"
  aria-labelledby="txtboxMultilineLabel" aria-required="true"></div>
let el = document.getElementById('txtBoxInput');
console.log(el.ariaRequired); // "true"
el.ariaRequired = "false"
console.log(el.ariaRequired); // "false"


Specification Status Comment
Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.2
The definition of 'ariaRequired' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition.

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See also