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Re: Accessibility for Authoring Tools


From: Amber Holladay
Date: Sep 24, 2020 9:57AM

I have a colleague who reviewed multiple authoring tools for accessibility
and she recommends https://www.elucidat.com/. Neither she nor I have any
affiliation with the company.

On Thu, Sep 24, 2020 at 8:17 AM Steve Green < <EMAIL REMOVED> >

> It doesn't matter how bad Captivate is, you absolutely do not want to
> switch to Storyline. It is difficult to imagine how an authoring tool could
> be worse in terms of accessibility.
> Steve
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> Szaj, Julie
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> To: Vaughn, Michael < <EMAIL REMOVED> >; WebAIM Discussion List <
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Accessibility for Authoring Tools
> 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.
> Julie
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vaughn, Michael < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> Sent: Monday, September 21, 2020 4:57 PM
> To: WebAIM Discussion List < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> 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.
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> 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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