Templates for Training People with Disabilities...

May 12, 2016


Can anyone direct me to any Articulate Storyline 2 templates which have been shared or created to utilize for an e-Learning course?

I already checked and did numerous searches of the 'Downloads' section of Storyline and having trouble finding any.

To be more specific...cognitive, intellectual disability, memory issues.

Your help would be greatly appreciated!


12 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Michelle,

It's a bit outside my area of expertise - but reached out to a few colleagues who do a lot of course creation, and they reminded me of the this previous thread in the Building Better Coruses side of the forums where a user was having difficulty building courses for users with brain injury. Lots of good ideas there! 

Also, a recent article on accessibility in e-Learning. And lastly since you mentioned memory issues, perhaps this set up on using memory games may offer some other insight. 

Hopefully others in the community are able to pop in here to share additional insight and intel! 

Michelle Buckland

Hi Ashley,

Nice to connect again.  I have come a long way since we first connected, eh?)

Thanks for the links...I have previously viewed which were informative.

I actually found this Accessibility Coaching which is something really good as well as 3 Ways to Boost e-Learning Accessibility with Captions.

I have been picking my brains for so long and  just can't figure it out.  I have attached the file.

Thanks in advance,


Guido Roessling

I am not sure this is directly helpful, but give http://www.articusearch.com a look. With the proper search terms, you are likely to find appropriate content if it does exist.

For example, this led me to an interesting video (which is not 100% on target for you,I assume): https://community.articulate.com/discussions/building-better-courses/great-disability-sensitivity-training-video 

Phil Mayor

Hi Michelle, I don't think there are any courses or templates on the site specifically targeted at disabilities. I think you may find it easier to look for any web standards, recommendations for cognitive disabilities. This site may help http://webaim.org/articles/cognitive/cognitive_too_little/, it has a list of things to look and strive for.

Tracy Parish

I have a strong feeling that the template is far from the issue that would need to be addressed.  You would want to, as Phil suggested take a look at web standards and even universal design.  More important will be the content that you place in the course.  

I have found with my brother and his abilities, that there are tasks that I assume he should be able to comprehend, but he does not.  An example is Angry Birds.  Think of the physical and logical steps you go through to launch a bird from the "slingshot".  He can "launch" the bird, but trying to incorporate the idea that he also has to aim before he shoots....doesn't happen easily/instantly in his thought process.  The slingshot is on the left of the screen.  He can only seem to function by holding the ipad in his left hand and touching the screen with his right.  It is challenging for him to switch hands to do things.  Not that he can't...it's just not a natural process for him to think through.

So that being said, I would assume, and this is only an assumption, that the easier you can make the navigation/interactions the better.  But in the end until you'll have to test it with some folks that are going to use it, you might not know there true abilities and what works best for them.  I'm guessing one/two cookie cutter template is not going to be the best option.

Jenny Hill

Accessibility is a key quality factor, but I would say that looking for templates that target learners with specific disabilities isn't the most effective approach. Like some of the previous commenters said, seek out designs and functionality that meet appropriate standards, and focus on an effective user/learner experience for all learners- removing barriers instead of creating tons of access points. The thing I try to focus on is making a single experience as inclusive as possible, not creating a variety of experiences that target different learner populations. 

Michelle Buckland

Hi All,

Thanks for all your replies. I am humbly quite aware of the WCAG 2.0 and Section 508 and know one size does not fit all. Have been involved with PwD for a while. I just have to demonstrate something in general (for a class). If in need of anything specific, I would always do a Needs Assessment first. :)

I have attached the file above that I am trying to customize. I just need some help of formulating into caption. I just realized that I was already taking the wrong route of using my own voice....

The link I included above (Accessibility Coaching) I attempted to use as the base line. The file I attached above of my attempt of creating one is included in my post. On the menu, it has a subtopic called Slide Caption.  That is what I am attempting to create.



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