Tabbing through shuffled multiple choice answers

I created a quiz that shuffles the order of the answer options in a multiple choice question. Users are able to use the Tab key to navigate through each question slide. However,  the order in which they move from answer to answer also appears to be shuffled from their perspective. It seems that the keyboard navigation is reading the original, non-shuffled entry of the answers and applying that to the tab order. The individual answers do not appear in the custom tab order list; the entire multiple choice text box appears as one shape. Is there a workaround for this?

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Katie Riggio

Hi, Steve. Thanks for sharing your file!

To start, I hosted the LMS zipped package to SCORM Cloud for testing–here's the hosted output

Does this short recording capture the behavior you see on your end? Also, would you be able to attach the source .story file here so we can take a thorough look at the tab order settings?

Let me know, and we'll work on our next steps!

Katie Riggio

Thank you for sharing the bones with me, Steve. Super helpful to see!

It looks like you've run into an open issue we're currently investigating: When answer choices are shuffled/random, the tab order is also randomized rather than going from the top answer to the bottom answer.

So sorry for the trouble! I'm tagging this discussion to our report so I can circle back with any workarounds and changes in this bug’s status!

Katie Riggio

Hey there, Steve!

To circle back, I wanted to share that this issue is fixed and thank you for sharing the crucial need for creating accessible content for all learners. While there is more to do, we're at a point where we're confident the work done so far delivers meaningful real-world improvements for learners with accessibility needs.

Below, you'll find all the details on what this means for Storyline 360Update 36:

Be sure to also check out these general FAQs on accessibility in Articulate 360 tools!

This release makes it significantly easier for those users to perceive, operate, and understand content published with Storyline—all while opening up more browser, assistive technology, and device choices 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 there's anything we can help answer, please let us know. We know there is more work to do, so we'll continue to share all the news on this topic!

Steve Keddy

From what I can see, this doesn't seem to be fixed yet. I downloaded an update and published a new version of my latest test. The Tab Order function appears to be the same and when I tested the quiz on my LMS, the shuffled multiple choice answers still Tab through in non-linear order. I checked out all the the resource links in the post above and I don't see any mention of my particular problem. Am I missing something?