Jaws reads OST content repeatedly

I'm using Storyline version3.65.28121.0 and JAWS version 2021.2012.57 JAWS reads base layer content every time with layer content. For example in the swap screen Jaws reads OST content for every swap. Ideally, the screen reader's focus should be on layer content and not on the base layer content. Request you to please suggest a solution.

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Maria Costa-Stienstra

Hi, Suhas.

Thank you for sharing your .story file!

I noticed you are using the same on-screen text on each one of your layers. You also set up the properties of each layer not to hide the other ones:

If multiple layers show simultaneously, the screen reader will read their content.

You mentioned that the text on the base layer is being read twice, but I didn't see any text on your base layer. When the timeline starts, it immediately shows the layer Swap. Is that what you mean by the base layer?

My recommendation would be to separate those layers into slides. It will give you a lot more control for accessibility with the design you have in mind.