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Rebecca Evens

I have worked it out – there are no elements in the top bar, so there is nothing to skip. But now I no longer have the ‘back to start’ option I had before so I can’t replay the slide without going backwards through all the elements. Is there any way to bring it back?

Also, the screen reader reads out all the navigation options before it gets to the next button so I have to listen to ‘end of, main, playback controls, group, play/pause, selected, toggle button, 100% slide progress, slider, replay, button, end of playback controls, group, misc controls, group, settings, collapsed, button, end of misc controls, group, slide navigation, navigation’ on every slide before I can advance to the next page. How can I stop it doing this?

Lauren Connelly

Hello Rebecca!

If you turn off all the player tabs (menu, notes, etc), Storyline turns off the skip navigation shortcut (also known as the Back to Top button) for you, and the player setting to disable it is grayed-out.

Are you hearing this when previewing the project or in the published output? Also which screen reader are you using?

Rebecca Evens

Thanks Lauren, I have had a feature request submitted to enable the check box when all the player features are disabled in the top bar.
I am using Voice Over on a mac, accessing a version published to Review.
It is very annoying to have to listen to all the seek bar, settings, and accessibility settings before I can select the player 'next' button on each screen, but the Voice Over screen reader will not return me to the top of each slide unless the next button in the player is used -if I insert a custom button to move to a new slide, the voice over skips to the end of the new slide, and with no 'return to start' option, I cannot replay the slide.
I have now added an invisible 'next' button on each slide, and a button on the very first slide that asks if the user is using Voice Over on a mac. If they are, I set all the invisible 'next ' buttons to be hidden, and set the navigation to jump over the menu pages. I'm hoping that a JAWs or NVDA user will now be able to skip all the seek bar/accessibility content, but a Voice Over user will have to endure it so that they can get to the start of the next page.
It would be great if the Voice Over issue could be fixed because I could just leave my invisible next button accessible to all screen reader users.


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Lauren Connelly

Hi Rebecca!

Thanks for these details! I see your feature request and understand how that would be a beneficial addition. I'll keep you updated in this discussion on the progress of your request! Thank you so much for bringing it to our attention.

Also, your contact information came through as well. This Peek video will show you how to edit it out if you’d like!

Rebecca Evens

Hi, is there any update on this feature request? It has been nearly 3 years and my learners still have no way of skipping over the many navigation buttons at the bottom of the screen if they are using keyboard navigation or a screen reader. in addition my workaround of having an off screen continue button is no longer permissable under the new WCAG guidelines.