Does the Modern player pass accessibility requirements for color contrast?

Jan 30, 2020

Hi all,

I am working with the modern player and it seems as if the contrast between the grey (both non-visited and visited) does not pass the minimum 4:1 contrast ratio requirement for passing accessibility. Has anyone had experience getting the Modern player to pass accessibility testing?


11 Replies
Ren Gomez

Hi Susan,

Thanks so much for reaching out and letting us know what you're experiencing. We have it reported to our team and are keeping an eye on the need for additional color contrast in the Modern Player.

I'm really sorry that I can't say when this issue will be fixed, but you're in the right place to stay updated on the progress.

Lauren Connelly

Hello Leah!

We haven't released additional color theme options for the Modern Player in Storyline 360. Our team is still investigating this feature so when I have an update I'll report back to this discussion.

In the meantime, to comply with the WCAG color contrast criterion we recommend using the  Modern Player in the dark theme. Unfortunately, the light theme doesn't comply with the guidelines.

Lauren Connelly

Hello Jennifer!

I've shared your comments with our team since there isn't currently a way to customize the text color. Even with the Modern Player dark theme, it looks like there is a need for changing the text color to comply with current color contrast guidelines.

I'll report back to this discussion when I have an update on this feature.

Katie Riggio

Hi all!

Thank you for sharing how important modern player colors are for your projects, especially related to accessibility needs.

We hear you, and are looking into this as a team. I'll update you when we have more information. 

Tour Our Latest Accessibility Efforts:

Leslie McKerchie

Hello everyone,

With the release of Update 50, the modern player now meets WCAG accessibility guidelines for visual contrast and color so all learners can read the text, decipher the icons, perceive the controls, and navigate easily. Learn more about modern player accessible contrast. 

Please note, we are currently on Build 3.53.25436.0.

The ability to customize the player colors is a feature that is still open with our team, but this conversation is attached so that we can share updates with you here.

Becca Levan

Hello Everyone,

I have exciting news to share! 🗞

Storyline 360 Update 54 is here, and it introduces several features and bug fixes! Here's the item you'll be interested in:

New: Customizing the Modern Player Colors.

Just launch the Articulate 360 desktop app on your computer and click the Update button for each application—details here.

Please let us know if you have any questions or reach out to our Support Engineers directly!