Does Nuance Dragon Naturally Speaking voice controls work with Storyline-authored content?


We have a client that uses Nuance Dragon Naturally Speaking as an accessibility tool. This allows users to interact with web pages as described here:


This could potentially give the functionality to interact with HTML 5 eLearning content, for example one possible interaction from the above link would be:

Click a button
"Click" followed by all or part of the button name.

If there are multiple matches, Dragon displays a number next to each one. Say the number of the button you want to click. A red arrow points to your choice and then Dragon clicks it.

Do you know if Articulate Storyline content can work with this software? Are there any steps we should take when publishing content that would ensure compatibility?

Many thanks for your help with this.

5 Replies
Leslie McKerchie

Hi Mat,

Storyline 360 HTML5 and Flash output supports Section 508 accessibility guidelines, including screen reader support, full keyboard navigation, visible focus indicators, and more.

I've used Dragon previously, and I think of it as a dictation tool, I've not heard of users using it for their accessibility.

I appreciate you sharing the details of how your client is using it, and I'm going to share these details with our team via a feature request on your behalf.

Ros Aspinall

Hi Leslie,

Thanks for your reply.

As well as dictating text, Dragon can be used to speak commands to the computer. This makes it possible to operate the computer entirely with voice. In this way, it is also possible to interact with a web site, for example by saying 'click search' to click a link called 'search'.

It is this kind of voice control that our clients need to be able to use to interact with Storyline content. Is this possible?

Many thanks,