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Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

HI Bob,

I'm not sure I understand the question - the audio should still play, in addition to whatever JAWS is reading off the slide. I'm not an expert on 508 compliance or how to set this up based on particular users, but if you're able to share more about what your needs are and your course set up hopefully someone from the community will chime in. 

Bob O'Donnell

Section 508 is a pain and long learning curve because the issues vary by course design.

This is our first course using Storyline that needs to be 508 compliant. The pages are being read with narration. I was trying to figure out if I need to "turn off" the storyline audio so JAWS wouldn't try to read the same text the narrator is reading. We're looking into an answer. If I figure it out I'll post a note.

It may be as easy as setting a variable up front to disable all the audio in storyline and then putting up a initial slide for the student to select whether they're using a JAWS reader or not.

I was just curious whether anyone else already had a solution.

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Bob,

I think you'll likely want to look at a way to "disable" the audio if you'll also have narration from JAWS reading out the course text. As you mentioned, 508 compliance is very course specific, so hopefully someone in the community who has set up a similar example will be able to chime in here. 

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Denise, 

There isn't a function to automatically disable it based on using JAWS, but what I've seen most users look at implementing is a button/prompt to the user at the beginning of the course to ask them if they'd like to turn off the audio and then it's controlled at the individual slide level with a trigger based on how the user answered. Here is one example of a toggle button, an example of how to set it up on a slide master, and this general article that'll use the true/false variable set up.  

Hope that helps get you started!