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Making the Most of Storyline's Accessibility Enhancements

Description
There are a variety of eLearning course authoring platforms that can be used to help content authors quickly create online courses which can be delivered on both desktop and mobile devices. Many of these platforms also claim to let you easily create courses that support the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. The platforms provide tools to address fundamental accessibility issues such as implementing accessible course controls, accessible videos (including support for both captions and transcripts), basic keyboard support, and the option to incorporate accessible quizzes within a course module to support WCAG guidelines. However, authors must properly implement the accessibility features and be aware of the fundamental accessibility limitations in each platform that need to be resolved to meet the requirements. Storyline has traditionally been one of the easiest tools for content creators but has significant accessibility issues. In the past year, considerable progress has been made towards making the Storyline platform more accessible. This presentation will delve into some of the key accessibility features and limitations in the Storyline 360 platform and review strategies to address these barriers. A sample course will be reviewed consisting of an introduction, video, text pages, and a quiz page with both radio buttons and checkboxes. The design will then be reviewed in terms of basic accessibility and ease of correcting the accessibility barriers identified. The latest versions of Storyline have made significant progress in improving the accessibility of e-learning content created in the platform. However, designers still need to test the content thoroughly they create for accessibility and avoid known accessibility pitfalls.  
Audience
  • Higher Education
  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Government
  • Healthcare & Rehabilitation
  • Employment & Human Resources
Audience Level
Intermediate  
Session Summary (Abstract)
This presentation will present the key accessibility features and limitations of the newly updated Storyline 360 platform and review strategies to address these barriers and help create accessible e-learning content.  
Session Type
General Track  
Topics
  • Design
  • Digital Accessibility
  • Education
  • Evaluation & Remediation
  • Web

Presenter

  • Michael Parker
    Access Ingenuity

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