Storyline 360 Accessibility - Focus Order and keyboard navigation

Hi team, 

Storyline 360 Accessibility - Focus Order and keyboard navigation

I've added text (text box) to the "focus order" that I would like read by a screen reader but don't want keyboard access to it. However some of the text (text box) is being read as "clickable" and is being highlighted when using the tab key.  How can I overcome this?

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Lauren Connelly

Hello Susan!

I'm happy to help! Screen readers use keyboard navigation to read different parts of a webpage, slide, etc. For a screen reader to read off a text box, you'll need to navigate the text box using arrow keys, specifically up/down.

Are you using NVDA or JAWS? I've seen others notice that NVDA reads "clickable" very often, whether you're in a Storyline course or on the web. From what I've noticed, it seems like a quirk in NVDA that I haven't noticed when using other screen readers.

Lauren Connelly

Hello Derek!

It sounds like you have objects in the Focus Order that you can't access using the arrow keys. Would you mind sharing more about which objects aren't shifting correctly? 

You're right, we did make changes! Adjusting the keyboard navigation keys allows learners to control when the screen reader announces content. Learners simply use their screen reader navigation keys (e.g., the Down and Up arrows) to move through items on the slide. The TAB key is used to jump from one interactive object to another, skipping text and images. Interactive elements include buttons, hotspots, and data-entry fields. 

Leslie McKerchie

Hi Sara,

Thanks for reaching out and sharing that you are unable to access the arrows in your project when using keyboard navigation.

With your permission, I'd like to take a look at your project file to investigate what's happening. You can share it publicly here, or send it to me privately by uploading it here. I'll delete it when I'm done troubleshooting.

Leslie McKerchie

Hi Lisa Parker and welcome to E-Learning Heroes. 😊

Thanks for reaching out and sharing that you are experiencing difficulty deleting items from your focus order. 

I'd be happy to take a look. 

With your permission, please share your project file. You can share it publicly here, or send it to me privately by uploading it here. I'll delete it when I'm done troubleshooting.

Leslie McKerchie

Hi Lisa,

Thanks for reaching out and sharing that you're having a similar problem to Sara.

With your permission, I'd like to take a look at your project file to investigate what's happening. You can share it publicly here, or send it to me privately by uploading it here. I'll delete it when I'm done troubleshooting.