Issue with using alt text in Rise 360

Jan 07, 2020

I've noticed two issues with using alt text in Rise 360.

1. When using the text on image block, the alt text does not appear even though it is entered for the image in either edit or preview mode.

2. When importing a SL 360 block into Rise, the alt text for images in SL 360 do not appear. Is this something that I, the developer, will not see but it will appear in screen readers?

BTW, I read the ebook and other articles and what I've mentioned above is not addressed.

Can anyone provide guidance?

13 Replies
Alyssa Gomez

Hi Kimberlee! Thanks for your questions. 

  1. You are correct — the alt text does not appear on a Text on Image block in Rise 360. We have this logged as a bug, and I will send you an update if we release a fix for it. 
  2. Alt text does not appear when hovering over slide objects in Storyline 360. That means you won't see the alt text when hovering, even if the slide is in a Storyline Block. I don't have details for how a screen reader will interact with Storyline Blocks in Rise just yet. Our ultimate goal is to meet accessibility guidelines, and we’re currently working on full screen reader support.

Please let me know if you have other questions on that!