CDC and 508 Accessibility
Dec 05, 2017
We recently received the following message from the CDC:
Dear CDC Partners,
As federal grantees, you are aware of Section 508, an amendment to the United States Workforce Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which mandates that all electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained, or used by the federal government be accessible to people with disabilities.
Many of you are developing e-learning courses. As you develop these courses, please be sure that you are using the CDC recommended software to make your courses 508 compliant. You can produce 508-compliant courses with both Lectora and Captivate software; however, Lectora software is most preferred. Due to compliance issues, Articulate should not be used to develop e-learning courses.
I have been sent to this page in the past: https://articulate.com/support/article/Articulate-Storyline-and-Section-508-Accessibility, but I'm curious why the CDC still won't recognize Storyline as an acceptable tool. Is this something that Articulate has discussed with a with the CDC? Any chance Storyline will ever make their list of acceptable authoring software for 508 compliance?
We are really hoping that we don't have to switch authoring tools.