Accessible Text and Screen Reader

Oct 01, 2021

I am creating a training that needs to be 508 accessible for a screen reader. I thought if I activate or check the box for Object is visible to accessibility tool that the screen reader would pick this up. However, when I preview the training, my keyboard tabs do not pick up the text.  The tabbing for the screen reader works for the Next button that I created, though. So, am I missing a step with the text fields?

4 Replies
Leslie McKerchie

Hi Rubina,

I appreciate you sharing what you are working on along with a sample file so that I could take a look.

I was able to confirm that NVDA is reading off the slide content as expected:

This information matches what I see in the Focus Order for your slide:

So, let's dive into how to navigate and customize this information.

  1. You mention that you were not able to access the content when tabbing and this is expected behavior. If you'd like to navigate interactive and text elements on the slide, you'd want to use your arrow keys.
    Storyline 360: Slide Content Is More Accessible
  2. Based on how the content was read by NVDA, you may want to customize the focus order to include only the items you want included.
    Customizing the Focus Order
Rubina Pak

Ah yes, I forgot to do the focus Order before I attached the file. But even with the Focus Order and using the arrow keys, I cannot pick up the text fields. I sent the project to one of my end users who is visually impaired and he could not pick up the text using his NVDA.  So my next question is your NVDA set up?