NVDA reader reads blank after each screen title

Hi Guys,

I m developing an accessible course in storyline 36o. Using NVDA reader to test the module accessibility. Firstly NVDA is reading the on screen text only on down arrow key and not on tab. On tab it's just reading the player buttons, and the rest of the default things. Secondly, it's reading 'blank' after each screen name.

Can anyone please help me through this?


Sayali S.


7 Replies
Lauren Connelly

Hello sayali!

I'm happy to help! Based on NVDA's keyboard shortcuts, using the down arrow reads the on-screen text and the Tab key navigates to interactive objects like buttons. What you're experiencing is expected when it comes to keyboard shortcuts.

When NVDA announces "blank," that means you've navigated to an empty spot and need to navigate to the next item. 

What you're noticing is expected when using a screen reader.

Maria Costa-Stienstra

Hi, Laurel.

I did a little digging, and it looks like we have a bug reported where NVDA adds "Blank" phrase when reading the Slide title. 

Is this what you're experiencing? 

I've connected this discussion to the bug report, and I'll be sure to come back to update you when I have some news. 

In the meantime, here's more information on how we identify and tackle bugs.