Best practices for custom keyboard shortcuts?
Oct 25, 2018
Hi there, I've added keyboard shortcuts to my Articulate Storyline 360 course to enhance the accessibility:
- Left and right arrow keys for Previous and Next slides
- Spacebar for play and pause
However, they don't work unless the focus is on the slide, and the focus is not on the course player (i.e., when I tab to the course player features-menu tab, seek bar, etc., these features don't work until I've navigated back to the slide). I have a slide that explains the shortcuts, but it sounds too confusing to say, "the left and right arrow keys will advance to the previous and next slides when the focus is on the slide and not the course player."
So, is there a better way to explain it, or is it too confusing to have these shortcuts at all? Is it appropriate in terms of accessibility to tab to the course player Previous and Next buttons to advance for every slide? To tab until I get to the play/pause button to play/pause? Or, is it still better to have these keyboard shortcuts even if they kind of work?
I appreciate your suggestions.