Questions regarding Accessibility and eLearning with spoken audio
I'm working for a company with a heavy focus on accessibility in everything that they do.
I really like using spoken audio in my courses, but have come across some obstacles on the way.
- Audio play/pause must be under the control of the learner (WCAG 2.1 requirement), and it CANNOT start automatically on a slide. How does everyone else handle spoken audio and accessibility requirements?
- I use text text, shape and image animations in a way so that they are connected to specific places in the audio (i.e.: They appear when mentioned in the audio - they do NOT disappear as that would be a vilation of WCAG 2.1). This can be an issue for a screen reader user, as the text isn't readily available for them to read. How does everyone else use animations in accessible eLearning?
- I've been presented with a requirement of using descriptive audio everywhere in my courses - even for videos. Although descriptive audio on the slides themselves is doable I can't find a requirement that states that EVERYONE should listen to descriptive audio for videos. I think Netflix would be out of business pretty soon if that was the case. Am I wrong on this one?
- I make the audio transcript available using the "Notes" function in Storyline. However, this function isn't entirely accessible as you can't scroll in the notes section using a keyboard. How does everyone handle audio transcripts?
Lookinmg forward to some input, and course examples would be greatly appreciated too.