[Accessibility] "Skip Navigation. Hit Enter to return to the slide."

I have experienced another issue with tabbing:

1st tab: Exit button highlighted

2nd tab: "Select Alan for more information" highlighted

3rd tab (please see the attached screenshot): Got the warning message "Skip Navigation. Hit Enter to return to the slide."

4th tab: Warning message disappears, "Next" button highlighted

5th tab: "Previous" button highlighted

I'm wondering if there's a way to remove the warning message for navigation, making the 3rd tab go to the "Next" button?

Or this is a normal behaviour of Storyline player?

I'm using Storyline 3.

Thank you so much for your help on this,








1 Reply
Katie Riggio

Hello Tracy,

Thank you for your post, and for opening a support case as well!

In Update 10 for Storyline 3, we released the accessible player along with other features. Here's a look into all the latest accessibility enhancements:

The Skip Navigation message is new. Screen reader users have always had an option to skip the player controls and return to the first object on the slide, so they don't have to navigate through all the player features to hear the slide content again.

Now, the skip navigation shortcut becomes visible temporarily after navigating through all the slide objects, so sighted keyboard users can also take advantage of this time-saving feature. It appears as a button in the lower right corner of the slide and is labeled Back to top.

Though the skip navigation shortcut is enabled by default, you can easily turn it off. Here's how:

  1. Go to the Home tab on the Storyline ribbon and click Player.
  2. When the player properties window opens, click Other on the ribbon.
  3. Mark the box to Disable skip navigation shortcut.

Let us know if that helps!