People of Color in Content Library?

Feb 04, 2020

Hello all,

I work for an organization that really promotes and advocates for cultural diversity. I am building courses in Rise360 and Storyline360, but when I use the Content Library search functions to find images of people doing normal things, or to find images of groups of people, I see a majority of white/Caucasian/etc.

And when I specifically search "Black people", "African American", "Indian", or "Hispanic", I am getting these one-off shots of those races/ethnicities/cultures looking into the camera, for example.

I am looking more for a) people of color doing normal things like drinking coffee, volunteering, etc., and b) diverse groups of friends or coworkers, rather than those groups being comprised of mostly white people.

Any and all help with this would be greatly appreciated!

(P.S. - I am aware that this might just be a structural thing where such stock photos simply don't exist at this time. Perhaps Articulate can make this a priority as eLearning grows and at least American demographics are shifting rapidly.)

3 Replies
Martika Cox

Hi Revelation Solate, 

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback.

We know how important it is to be able to find diverse images to create effective and inclusive e-learning. And you’re right, the challenge with stock photos accurately representing demographics is very real. 

We are frustrated by this too and while we haven’t solved it yet, we have found some ways to help. Check out these tips and tricks on nailing down keywords and phrases to hone in on the images you really want: How to Find the Images You Want in Content Library 360.

And please reach out if you have any more questions!

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