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Re: accessible authoring tool for online tutorials


From: ckrugman@sbcglobal.net
Date: Jun 30, 2010 8:33AM

Some of the Internet survey sites present questions in a multiple choice
format along with Interactive materials. An example of such a site to
explore and determine its relevance would be surveymonkey.com. I don't know
about the technical operation of the site but many organizations use it to
design surveys and I have found it to be totally accdessible with JAWS
unless there is an error on the part of the posting the survey.
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Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 11:49 AM
Subject: [WebAIM] accessible authoring tool for online tutorials

> Good afternoon, brilliant accessibility hive mind. My coworkers
> in an academic environment are looking for an authoring tool
> which will help administrative staff in the University produced
> interactive tutorials. It needs to be an accessible tool, and it
> needs to produce accessible tutorials. Currently, content is all
> text-based multiple choice questions, with different feedback for
> each answer. They want an authoring tool that doesn't require any
> particular technical skills besides basic computer use.
> The tools they've looked at so far all produce Flash, which seems
> kind of overkill to me, but hey, if it's accessible Flash, at
> least.
> The department has defined accessibility as "the need for people
> to be able to complete the tutorial via a screen reader,
> keystrokes, or voice-activation software as a baseline level of
> functionality."
> They looked at Articulate, but apparently Articulate could not
> meet that basic level of accessibility. Now they are looking at
> Adobe Presenter, which at least on paper seems to meet the basic
> requirements. I worry, of course, because Flash needs to have
> effort put into it in order to be accessible, and if Presenter
> doesn't do those accessibility steps automatically I'm not sure
> how much the tutorial-creating staff will remember to go the
> extra step.
> Do all y'all have any opinions about any other tools which might
> meet this need? Or, for that matter, about Adobe Presenter. I
> assume Andrew has opinions about Presenter. :-)
> Thank you so much,
> -deborah