language tag

May 28, 2021

  • I am using Articulate 360 to build a course that teaches Russian. I need to be able to run the course with a screen reader. The issue I am having is how can I tag text in course that is russian so that the screen reader will read it in russian. I have the voices installed with JAWS and I have achieved this in html by using lang="ru". For example, <span>The following is Russian</span><span lang="ru" xml:lang="ru">Мой компьютер говорит по-русски</span> This reads correct in JAWs, the first part in english and the second part in russian. How can I "tag" text in Articulate to achieve the same results. Thank you.
3 Replies
Katie Riggio

Привет, Teresa!

To tell screen readers which language your course uses, let's select a language in your player properties:

  1. Go to the Home tab on the Storyline ribbon and click Player.
  2. When the player properties window opens, click Text Labels on the ribbon.
  3. Select a language from the Language drop-down list.
  4. Click OK.

These resources cover more details about how Storyline 360 handles the language attribute and how to use text labels:

Let me know if that helps!

Katie Riggio

Hello again, Teresa! 

I appreciate you circling back with that clarification. 

Right now, Storyline 360 doesn't support language tags for screen readers. Using the lang="ru" attribute in HTML, exactly as you mention, is the best approach at this time. I'll still share your scenario with the right team and notify you of any pertinent changes!