Tabbing from Base Layer to Layer

Apr 19, 2018

I have a screen with 2 layers. When I tab through the base layer and use enter (on the assigned buttons) to go to layer 1 or 2 the tabbing on either layer skips the first text box. If I click on the button on the base layer to go to either layer and then start tabbing the tabbing works fine. I have found this is also true of question slides when submitting an answer using keyboard tabbing only. On the feedback layers it skips the first tab-able item and goes to the next one.

I have included a Peek video to show what is happening: 

9 Replies
Alyssa Gomez

Hi William! Really appreciate you including that Peek in your post--that's really helpful! 

I'm seeing the same problem you're seeing, so I'm going to bring this up with our Product Team. As soon as I get an update on this, I'll let you know!

Thanks again for letting us know what's going on, and I'm sorry it's slowing you down. 

Crystal Horn

Hey William. I'm excited to let you know that we just released update 17 for Storyline 360! It includes new features and fixes - check them all out here.

One of the fixes addresses an issue where the feedback layer didn't follow the Tab Order specified, skipping the Feedback Title when tabbing in the layer the first time.

Here’s how you can update Storyline 360 to take advantage of everything the latest release has to offer. Let me know how you make out!

Crystal Horn

Hi there, William. We saw this issue in Previewing, and both the HTML5 and Flash outputs. I launched a new course with a screen reader so I could both see and hear where the focus was going on a slide layer.

I'm seeing the same thing as you: the yellow highlight is not appearing around the first item in the slide layer's tab order. The screen reader, however, reads the first item on the layer. The focus is there, but it looks like we still need to address the highlight issue. When I tab, it jumps to the second item on the layer.

I'll get this in front of my team again for another look. I'm sorry we're not quite where we should be with this issue! I'll keep you posted here.

Vincent Scoma

Hey William,

Thank you for reaching out and checking in on this! 

Our team is continuing to look into this issue, and we will be sure to update this discussion as soon as we have more details to share! 

In the meantime, a potential workaround you can try is to add an invisible shape and make this shape the first item on the Tab Order of the Feedback Layer. We've noticed that it seems to skip the first object in the Tab Order and goes straight to the second object.

Leslie McKerchie

Hi everyone,

Thank you all 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 job 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 see 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 the 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.

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