Quiz alt text - to change the selection press up or down arrow

When testing my course I noticed all of my quizes have alternate text read by Jaws 2018 that doesn't appear in the tab order window, or the accessibility window. Before reading each option on a multiple choice question it reads "to change the selection press up or down arrow" then proceeds to read the option text, then states "radial button unchecked, 1 of 4 (of however many options are available).

Is there a way to remove the first portion "to change the selection press up or down arrow" since the user cannot actually navigate or select the options using the up and down arrows?

7 Replies
Leslie McKerchie

Hello Ryan and welcome to E-Learning Heroes :)

Thanks for reaching out and letting us know what you are running into with your Storyline 360 course when using JAWS Screen Reader.

This is an issue that we have documented. I've added this conversation to the report as we track user impact and so that we can update you here when we can.

Ryan Blanc

Thank you. If suggestions are being taken, I'd also prefer an easier way to deal with Alt Text on multi state objects. Currently, an object has to be selected on each state, right clicked, then change the accessibility/alt text. I've also noticed when you uncheck an object for accessibility in one of the multi states, it is then skipped when tabbing, even if it still appears in the tab order window.

Katie Riggio

Hi there, Ryan!

I'm happy to share that we just released Update 34 for Storyline 360. It addresses the issue where JAWS did not read the alt text from Tab Order for objects with multiple states.

To see all the enhancements this version has to offer, follow these steps to update your software. We'll also keep you posted with any changes to the other topics you brought up!

Ren Gomez

Hi Ryan,

Thanks for continuing to share the crucial need for creating accessible content for all learners. While more work remains, we're at a point where we're confident the work done so far delivers meaningful real-world improvements for learners with accessibility needs. I've included links below where you can find all the details on what this means for Storyline 360 Update 36:

You'll also find our general FAQ on accessibility in Articulate 360 tools here.

This release makes it significantly easier for those users to perceive, operate, and understand content published with Storyline, while opening up more choices of browser, assistive technology, and devices for the first time. Learners will benefit from the vast majority of these improvements, even when the course author is not designing their course for accessibility. 

If you have any questions or concerns, let us know here or reach out to our Support team. We know there is more to do, so we'll continue to keep you posted about future releases.