Top 5 things to make a course more accessible
Jan 28, 2013
I admit it, I'm ignorant on this subject. For years now, I've been happily creating engaging interactions with little thought to the hearing or vision impaired. Without getting too deep into the weeds can you please help me start a list of the BIG things I need to start doing in ARTICULATE STORYLINE to make my course more accessible?
I've started it. Please correct it. Or add to it.
1. Start adding alt-text to all images.
Use descriptive alt-text with images, especially those images which prompt a user to "click here'. So instead of an image link with the alt -text "banana", use the alt -text "click here to view the banana". I can add alt-text by right clicking on the image and selecting "position".
2. Don't include important information in animations (or provide alternative)
I'm assuming demonstrations or descriptions using animations don't translate well or at all with assistive technology.
3. Don't include drag n drop or hot spot interactions in Storyline (or provide alternative)
I'm assuming these also don't translate well or at all with assistive technology.
4. Provide transcript and/or closed captioning with audio/video elements.
Obviously for the hearing impaired, audio and narration without text alternative is challenging.
5. What's yours?
**Also, any tips on a way that I can test my articulate build course for 508 compliance?
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