font size of closed captions (SL360)

Hi,

is there a way to increase the font size of closed captions? The import went well, the timing is perfect and the position of closed captions box works just fine, but the font size seems pretty small. Changing or creating theme font doesn't effect the closed captions. So... I am stuck (for the moment)

Hermann Plasa

44 Replies
Simon Taghioff

Hi folks,

Thanks for the open and honest conversation about this feature. We agree that it should be possible to adjust the font size of closed captions independently, for all the reasons you've mentioned above.

This is on our list, alongside a number of other planned accessibility improvements in the near future. I don't have a firm release date as of now, but I'll make sure this thread gets an update once we're ready to share more.

Chris Burns

Thank you Simon, I hope this is done soon. Unfortunately it will be too late for my client's deadline - I only realised the subtitles were so small after I had told the client it was possible to add them. The irony is that I'm creating a module on Accessibility - with captions so tiny that I can't read them.

Katie Riggio

Hi Brooke,

Thank you for checking in!

I'm sorry that I don't have an update to share for more customization options for Closed Captions as of yet. We're closely tracking requests, so I'll make sure our report is updated with your voice.

We're still on a journey to give all learners the best experience. Explore our public roadmap to learn which accessibility enhancements we're working on next:

Kuriko A

Hi Matthew, thanks so much for sharing your workaround! I've used it on a past project and it worked great! However, my current project is using the new 'Modern' player in Storyline 360 and the workaround no longer seems to work with this player. The Modern player only runs in HTML5, and I notice there is no longer a story_html.html file in the output. Would I need to do something different to get your workaround to work with the new player?  

Matthew Bibby
Kuriko A

Hi Matthew, thanks so much for sharing your workaround! I've used it on a past project and it worked great! However, my current project is using the new 'Modern' player in Storyline 360 and the workaround no longer seems to work with this player. The Modern player only runs in HTML5, and I notice there is no longer a story_html.html file in the output. Would I need to do something different to get your workaround to work with the new player?  

Sorry I missed your question the other day.

Instead of:

if (/_html5.html/.test(window.location.href)) {
if (!window.alteredCaptions){
var sheet = document.createElement('style');
sheet.innerHTML = ".caption{font-size:150% !important;}";
document.body.appendChild(sheet);
window.alteredCaptions = true;
}
}

Give this a try:

 if (!window.alteredCaptions){
var sheet = document.createElement('style');
sheet.innerHTML = ".caption{font-size:150% !important;}";
document.body.appendChild(sheet);
window.alteredCaptions = true;
}