Can we add alt text to player controls?

Dec 06, 2018

We published a SCORM in SL 360 using HTML5. We are using the Modern Player. I am testing this with JAWS and the play, pause, previous and next buttons are not being read by JAWS. They are reading as "button, to activate press space bar." This is not acceptable for 508 compliance. We need those buttons to read what function they actually have. Is there a way we can alt text those buttons?

6 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Ashley,

I did a really simple test of a project with Storyline 360, build 3.22.17236.0 and published for Web. I have JAWS 2018 and viewed it in Chrome. I heard JAWS read out the play button and seekbar as I'd expect. Here's a quick Peek video so that you can follow along with what I saw.

You can also customize the Alt Text as noted here (Step #4). 

Ashley Bricker

Hi Ashley,


Yes it does read out but as I said above it does not tell you the FUNCTION of that button. The other player says “prev button” or “button next.”  This Modern player does not and there is no way for us to get into your code and add alt text to these buttons. For those who want to use the modern player, we will have to create our own buttons to be read by JAWS. How can we submit a request to add this to this player??

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