Light boxes and Accessibility

Jul 08, 2017

Sorry if I missed previous comments about this, but, in SL 3, are light boxes accessible (508 compliant)?


7 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Brian, 

With Storyline 2 Update 5 we fixed an issue where the lightbox couldn't be closed using the accessibility features.  Leslie's examples allowed me to tab to the button, press the enter key to open the lightbox and then tab again to the Red X to close. 

Can you try those steps? As for reading the content, it'd be the same as a regular slide and the user would need to tab through and ensure that you've set it up to be accessible and adding the alt text if needed.

Let me know if you need anything else!

Jackie Waskewicz

I know this is an older post, but I am having an issue with lightboxes in my 360 course. We have a line of text with one of the words clickable to open the lightbox. When I am using an NVDA screen reader, it reads the text and even details that it's clickable, but for some reason I'm not able to launch the lightbox. Enter and the spacebar both didn't work. @Brian Bell, I'm wondering how you have your lightboxes setup? Maybe because the clickable option is within the text object? The click for the linked word doesn't appear in the tab order either.

I've added "invisible" click boxes for now that will trigger the opening of the lightbox (which the screen reader is able to read and tab to close), but am looking to see if there is a way to do this with a linked word without this work around? 


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