Accessibility with Markers

Feb 16, 2021

In my course, we are using a "Hide this layer" trigger when the user clicks on a marker. This is not working with a keyboard. Is the marker not keyboard accessible in this way?


3 Replies
Lauren Connelly

Hi Mallory!

I'm happy to help! Using the trigger to Hide Layer when clicking on a Marker should work when using the keyboard only. Are you selecting the marker using either the Enter key or Space bar?

I've tested this on my end, and I could hide the layer when selecting the marker using keyboard-only navigation. Here's my test. 

I'm happy to look at your project if you want to attach it to this discussion. If you'd rather share the file privately, here's a direct upload link. 

Mallory Kudrna

Thank you for taking the time to test this for me, I have identified what is going on.

The show/hide layer triggers do not work with markers when you select "Audio Only" in the marker options. 

In the attachment, the Base layer has a marker without "Audio Only selected", and the Layer has "Audio Only" selected. Both the base layer and layer triggers function as expected with a mouse.

However, the trigger will not work with a keyboard when the "Audio Only" marker is selected. 

I would like to be able to use the marker without having the title/description "bubble." Even when left blank, you can see it "disappear" on the base layer when you return to it.

Is there a way to avoid the title/description bubble AND make the marker keyboard accessible without selected "Audio Only"? 

Thank you!