7 Ways Articulate Storyline’s Modern Player Is Better for Accessibility

In Articulate Storyline 360, the Modern player has several features not found in the Classic player–many of which make your courses more accessible for individuals with disabilities. Whether you need to be Section 508/WCAG compliant or simply want to be more inclusive, the Modern player provides a better experience. In this video, you’ll learn about the following Modern-only features:

  1. Light and dark focus colors
  2. Closed captioning font size
  3. Status icons
  4. Alt text on the logo
  5. Zoom to fit
  6. Collapsible sidebar
  7. Moveable seekbar

And if you aren’t familiar with how screen readers interact with Storyline content, check out this blog post: How Do Screen Readers Work With Articulate Storyline Courses?

Diane Elkins
Diane Elkins is the co-owner of E-Learning Uncovered, as well as Artisan E-Learning, a custom eLearning development company specializing in the use of Storyline, Captivate, and Lectora. Diane has been in the eLearning industry since 2001, speaks regularly at national conferences about eLearning, and is co-author of the popular E-Learning Uncovered book series.

3 Responses to “7 Ways Articulate Storyline’s Modern Player Is Better for Accessibility

  • Very interesting to learn how each of these features work. Could you comment on the benefits of leaving accessible text on by default? Thanks!

    • Diane Elkins
      2 years ago

      Great question. Having the accessible text on by default makes it that much easier for people who need to do an override. There’s no need to explain the feature and have learners figure out where it is. The downside of having it on by default is that even if someone doesn’t override the styles, there may still be scrollbars next to some of the text boxes, which will look strange.

  • This was exciting to see the information

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