Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Online Course
We have been informed by CDC that we are not permitted to use Storyline to build online courses for projects funded by grants from that agency. They claim that they CDC 508 compliance office will not approve any course developed in Storyline to be cleared. They are requiring that we use either Lectora or Captivate.
Here are excerpts from the email we received.
"The Articulate Storyline software is on the CDC Level III Software list, so that may confuse some people into thinking that just because it is approved, it can be used to develop online courses.
So, I just want to clarify, Articulate software cannot be used to develop online courses for CDC because the software is not accessible, therefore it is not 508 compliant per the CDC 508 Policy."
"As to the accessibility, I noticed they are using Articulate, which unless they are using Flash (old technology and not supported on many devices), the output will not be accessible, per Articulate.
Has anyone else had recent experience with this? Seems like a big problem if the feds will not allow any federally funded courses to be developed in Storyline. My team (university based, 100% federally funded) has spent a lot of resources learning and using Storyline to build our online courses in the past few years. I'm concerned that all our time has been wasted. Yikes!
Any advice is appreciated.
Laurie (stressed out in the MidWest)