Use SHIFT + Tab keys to select the button and change state

Hello, 

I'm working on an accessibility project for people who cannot see and hear. The goal is to change the state of a button to hover when the user uses the key combination shift+tab. 

The Storyline will be uploaded to Rise. If I use the Shift + Tab combination in Rise. It creates a thin frame around the button but does not change the state.

Does anybody have an idea what to do?

23 Replies
Leslie McKerchie

Hi Friederike,

I'm so glad you're creating an accessible project and happy to see that Wendy has been able to help you.

I wanted to mention that Shift + Tab is a standard keystroke for people navigating via keyboard and screen readers, so I did not want that to confuse those familiar with accessible technology.

Below is a resource for you or anyone following along:

Navigation Is Easier

Wendy Farmer

The goal is to change the state of a button to hover when the user uses the key combination shift+tab. 

My sample is based on one button as per your post above...and it's working by using tab to get to the object then shift-tab to hover...

If you want to share the slide so I can see what you are trying to achieve I or someone else may be able to help you.

Phil Mayor

It works but you need the trigger assigned to the object, not the slide that way only one object is assigned to hover.

I am trying to work out the rationale for the hover state. For visually impaired people, the screen reader will read out the alt text; for those who are hearing impaired then it activates on mouse movement.

There is a focus object around the object, I don't think you need the hover state unless I am missing something.