Marker Accessibility

This example creates five markers which are accessible. The first marker receives focus when tab is pressed; you can then use the arrow keys to move between markers. Press tab again to continue moving through the rest of the map controls. If a marker has an info window, you can open it by clicking, or by pressing the enter key or space bar. When the info window closes, focus will return to the associated marker.

Read the documentation.

TypeScript

// The following example creates five accessible and
// focusable markers.

function initMap(): void {
  const map = new google.maps.Map(
    document.getElementById("map") as HTMLElement,
    {
      zoom: 12,
      center: { lat: 34.84555, lng: -111.8035 },
    }
  );

  // Set LatLng and title text for the markers. The first marker (Boynton Pass)
  // receives the initial focus when tab is pressed. Use arrow keys to
  // move between markers; press tab again to cycle through the map controls.
  const tourStops: [google.maps.LatLngLiteral, string][] = [
    [{ lat: 34.8791806, lng: -111.8265049 }, "Boynton Pass"],
    [{ lat: 34.8559195, lng: -111.7988186 }, "Airport Mesa"],
    [{ lat: 34.832149, lng: -111.7695277 }, "Chapel of the Holy Cross"],
    [{ lat: 34.823736, lng: -111.8001857 }, "Red Rock Crossing"],
    [{ lat: 34.800326, lng: -111.7665047 }, "Bell Rock"],
  ];

  // Create an info window to share between markers.
  const infoWindow = new google.maps.InfoWindow();

  // Create the markers.
  tourStops.forEach(([position, title], i) => {
    const marker = new google.maps.Marker({
      position,
      map,
      title: `${i + 1}. ${title}`,
      label: `${i + 1}`,
      optimized: false,
    });

    // Add a click listener for each marker, and set up the info window.
    marker.addListener("click", () => {
      infoWindow.close();
      infoWindow.setContent(marker.getTitle());
      infoWindow.open(marker.getMap(), marker);
    });
  });
}

declare global {
  interface Window {
    initMap: () => void;
  }
}
window.initMap = initMap;

JavaScript

// The following example creates five accessible and
// focusable markers.
function initMap() {
  const map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), {
    zoom: 12,
    center: { lat: 34.84555, lng: -111.8035 },
  });
  // Set LatLng and title text for the markers. The first marker (Boynton Pass)
  // receives the initial focus when tab is pressed. Use arrow keys to
  // move between markers; press tab again to cycle through the map controls.
  const tourStops = [
    [{ lat: 34.8791806, lng: -111.8265049 }, "Boynton Pass"],
    [{ lat: 34.8559195, lng: -111.7988186 }, "Airport Mesa"],
    [{ lat: 34.832149, lng: -111.7695277 }, "Chapel of the Holy Cross"],
    [{ lat: 34.823736, lng: -111.8001857 }, "Red Rock Crossing"],
    [{ lat: 34.800326, lng: -111.7665047 }, "Bell Rock"],
  ];
  // Create an info window to share between markers.
  const infoWindow = new google.maps.InfoWindow();

  // Create the markers.
  tourStops.forEach(([position, title], i) => {
    const marker = new google.maps.Marker({
      position,
      map,
      title: `${i + 1}. ${title}`,
      label: `${i + 1}`,
      optimized: false,
    });

    // Add a click listener for each marker, and set up the info window.
    marker.addListener("click", () => {
      infoWindow.close();
      infoWindow.setContent(marker.getTitle());
      infoWindow.open(marker.getMap(), marker);
    });
  });
}

window.initMap = initMap;

CSS

/* 
 * Always set the map height explicitly to define the size of the div element
 * that contains the map. 
 */
#map {
  height: 100%;
}

/* 
 * Optional: Makes the sample page fill the window. 
 */
html,
body {
  height: 100%;
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
}

HTML

<html>
  <head>
    <title>Marker Accessibility</title>
    <script src="https://polyfill.io/v3/polyfill.min.js?features=default"></script>

    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="./style.css" />
    <script type="module" src="./index.js"></script>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="map"></div>

    <!-- 
     The `defer` attribute causes the callback to execute after the full HTML
     document has been parsed. For non-blocking uses, avoiding race conditions,
     and consistent behavior across browsers, consider loading using Promises
     with https://www.npmjs.com/package/@googlemaps/js-api-loader.
    -->
    <script
      src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?key=AIzaSyB41DRUbKWJHPxaFjMAwdrzWzbVKartNGg&callback=initMap&v=weekly"
      defer
    ></script>
  </body>
</html>

Try Sample

Clone Sample

Git and Node.js are required to run this sample locally. Follow these instructions to install Node.js and NPM. The following commands clone, install dependencies and start the sample application.

  git clone -b sample-marker-accessibility https://github.com/googlemaps/js-samples.git
  cd js-samples
  npm i
  npm start

Other samples can be tried by switching to any branch beginning with sample-SAMPLE_NAME.

  git checkout sample-SAMPLE_NAME
  npm i
  npm start