Accessibility and Usability Questions


#1 - Using the scroll-text box, how can a user scroll down using the keyboard? While I can set the screen reader to read the text using Alt-Text tabs I can't figure out how to scroll-down using the keyboard. 

#2- Are text-entry boxes supported for accessibility? If a user types in information and then I use a variable to reference it on another slide the screen reader references this as "Input X" and not the text that is showing on-screen. 

Any help or suggestions would be much appreciated. 

5 Replies
Matthew Bibby

Scroll panels are accessible via keyboard. Just tab through the elements on screen until the scroll panel is selected, then you'll be able to scroll up and down using the up/down arrows.

I'm not 100% sure about variable references - apparently they should be accessible in SL2, but it sounds like that might not be the case. What screen reader are you using?

Also, you may find these of interest:

Storyline and Section 508

6 Best Practices for Designing Accessible E-Learning

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Magen,

The scrolling bar and keyboard accessibility is something that we reported to our QA Team, and in this thread another user shared that it was working normally for him after Update 5 of Storyline 2. Do you know which update that you're using? I do see that our QA team is still working on this issue, but in the meantime you may want to investigate the steps shared in that thread.