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Re: Accessibility for Authoring Tools


From: Szaj, Julie
Date: Sep 24, 2020 6:54AM

I agree with you Michael; it would be nice if authoring tool companies would make their products fully accessible.

At present, I do create responsive, online courses in Captivate 2019 but I have colleagues who think the extra time (and cost) it takes to create accessible courses isn't our best approach and wants to allow designing "scalable" courses (instead of responsive) or look for another tool. That's why I am wondering how Articulate Storyline compares with Adobe Captivate 2019 when it comes to accessibility.

Again, thanks for your thoughts Michael. I appreciate any thoughts/experiences from others, as I see this as a very important decision for our institution.

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From: Vaughn, Michael < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Monday, September 21, 2020 4:57 PM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Accessibility for Authoring Tools

I have a little experience with Captivate 2019. There is a "responsive" project type that I haven't explored, but the "normal" project type is similar to Storyline in that the HTML output does not support zooming. If you enable the table of contents feature, it has many accessibility problems. Also, if you add links to your slides, they won't be keyboard accessible (stick to buttons instead, which are better).

The authoring environment is not at all accessible.

It certainly would be great if some vendor could come up with something half way passable for accessible training development. Neither Captivate or Storyline are good options.

From: WebAIM-Forum < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Date: Monday, September 21, 2020 at 4:26 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Accessibility for Authoring Tools Regarding Captivate, while I haven't used it, Adobe publishes their VPATs so you might get a sense for how well it works.

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