The accessible player in Storyline 360 lets you control the color of the accessibility focus rectangle and turn off the skip navigation shortcut. Here’s how.

Change the Accessibility Focus Color

The accessibility focus rectangle lets sighted keyboard-only users see which object is currently selected. You can change the color(s) of the focus indicator to complement your course design. Follow these steps, depending on your player style.

Two-color focus indicator

By default, the accessibility focus rectangle is yellow. Here's how to change it to complement your course design, depending on your player style.

Modern Player

As of July 2021, the modern player has a two-color focus indicator so it's always visible against any background in your course. Here's how to select your colors:

  1. Go to the Home tab on the ribbon and click Player.
  2. When the player properties appear, click Colors & Effects on the ribbon.
  3. Select two Accessibility Focus Colors, preferably one light and one dark.

Classic Player

The classic player has a one-color focus indicator. Here's how to select a color:

  1. Go to the Home tab on the ribbon and click Player.
  2. When the player properties appear, click Colors & Effects on the ribbon.
  3. Click Show advanced color editing.
  4. Use the Edit Item drop-down list to choose Accessibility >> Focus Rectangle.
  5. Use the Color selector to choose a different color.

Disable the Skip Navigation Shortcut

Screen reader users have an option to skip the player controls and return to the first object on the slide, so they don't have to navigate through all the player features to hear the slide content again. The skip navigation shortcut becomes visible temporarily after navigating through all the slide objects, so sighted keyboard users can also take advantage of this time-saving feature. It appears as a button in the lower right corner of the slide and is labeled "Back to top."

Skip Navigation Button Example

The skip navigation shortcut is enabled by default, and we recommend keeping it enabled. However, you can turn it off should you need to do so.

  1. Go to the Home tab on the Storyline ribbon and click Player.
  2. When the player properties window opens, click Other on the ribbon.
  3. Mark the box to Disable skip navigation shortcut.

Tips:

  • If you turn off all the player tabs (menu, notes, etc), Storyline turns off the skip navigation shortcut for you, and the player setting to disable it is grayed-out.
  • You can change the “Back to top” label by editing your text labels.
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