Storyline Example: Generating Closed Captions

One of the complaints I've seen with Storyline's accessibility is the challenge of adding Closed Captions. There are a few ways to accomplish this in Storyline but most of the methods I've seen in practice make it difficult to separate the caption from the presentation. In other words, folks are putting text boxes on the slide to time the text. 

Here's a way to add CC to your presentations that is fast and easy - with the bonus of providing a toggle control to show or hide the CC and centralized styling and position of the display from a single object.

Take a look. The file is pretty self-explanatory, it employs relatively simple concepts with decent results. It's pretty easy to manage.

Story source file

Demonstration

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Lesley Mizer

I'm thinking that you could by altering the layer with the transcript text box. I would duplicate the slide master that has the transcript layer and then change when the transcript text box appears on the timeline of that layer. I haven't tried it, but that comes to mind.

For Storyline 360, there is a trigger you can set for certain spots on the timeline. See the following thread, https://community.articulate.com/discussions/articulate-storyline/next-button-appear-at-at-certain-time