What are designers and developers using for visually impaired learners?

Jul 22, 2021

We are building content for our new learning management systems. One of our testers is visually impaired, so to be inclusive, we need to make sure everyone can learn from the interventions on the platform. What's been fed back is the matching block on 'Rise' doesn't work with some reading software for the visually impaired. We haven't tested all blocks yet, im interested in how others use Rise and Storyline with their visually impaired learners?

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Alyssa Gomez

Hi Chrisie! I love to hear that you're designing e-learning with accessibility in mind! 

Regarding specific screen readers, you can use the latest versions of NVDA, JAWS, VoiceOver, and TalkBack in our supported browsers.

Rise 360 output supports screen readers and keyboard navigation in almost every block type. We're working to improve keyboard navigation in these block types:

  • Image and quote carousels
  • Process interactions
  • Drag-and-drop interactions
  • Flashcards
  • Charts

You'll want to provide keyboard-accessible alternatives for the blocks listed above until we finish the keyboard improvements for them.