Publishing to Word for accessibility purposes

Hi there, I currently use Storyline 2 to build elearning. A client asked me to produce a PDF of a module so that a JAWS user with reduced visibility can learn the material. I published the module to Word but the screens appear as images. I am forced to type some of the content. I tried using the Translation (Export) feature but it still requires a lot of work to grab the text.

I will be upgrading to Storyline 360 soon and am wondering if the Publish to Word feature produces screens as text as opposed to images. 


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Nicole Legault

Hi Selina!

Thank you so much for posting your question here in the community. Sorry you've encountered this frustration! First of all, you may be interested in reading this article I wrote about what you need to know to create accessible e-learning with Storyline. However, since you actually want to create a separate document (rather than make your e-learning course accessible) it may be less useful, but nevertheless thought I'd share that and some of the principles are important to understand regardless. 

The publish to Word option is not really intended for that use and so it's not optimized for that purpose. For now, we don't have any plans to make big changes to the Word output as far as I know. However, you can always submit a feature request and I highly encourage you to do so! I think more and more people may start to use the word publish option for that as accessibility becomes more of a priority, so I do think it's an important feature request.