Raise your hand if the first time you used a screen reader was when you wanted to test an accessible course you created with Storyline 360. Ok, now raise your hand if you ran into some trouble navigating but were unsure whether it was a problem with the course itself, with the screen reader, or simply user error. If you’re still reading this article, I’m going to guess you raised your hand for both of those statements.

Know this: you’re not alone! We get questions about how Storyline 360 content should work on screen readers all the time. And it makes sense! If you’ve never used a screen reader before, how are you supposed to know what’s normal and what isn’t?


1. Why doesn’t my screen reader read slide content automatically?

通过大多数网站,屏幕读者一旦出现在屏幕上时就开始阅读视觉内容。但是,故事情节360课程被处理了一些不同的方式。这是因为电子学习课程通常包含在幻灯片上到达时自动播放的音频或视频。这意味着如果屏幕阅读器立即开始读取屏幕文本,屏幕阅读器音频竞争课程音频 - 使学习者听到并理解任何一个课程。

当您的学习者到达幻灯片时,如果使用屏幕阅读器,它将读取幻灯片标题并等待学习者探索其余内容。您可以了解更多关于为什么以及这篇文章中的工作方式Screen Readers Don’t Auto-Read Content.


Since most people using screen readers havevisual impairments,屏幕读者尝试提供尽可能多的背景,以帮助他们了解正在发生的事情。出于这个原因,您会注意到屏幕阅读器将在读取标题之前“标题”等内容,或在读取按钮的名称之前“导航”。某些屏幕读者默认读取响亮的标点(“短划线”,“逗号”等),其他屏幕“逗号”等),其他屏幕“逗号”等)。屏幕阅读器控制此操作的方式,而不是故事情节360课程设置。您可以直接在屏幕阅读器中直接自定义其中一些选项,但没有办法确保每个学习者的设置相同。

3. Why does the screen reader sometimes stop reading the on-screen text before the end?

Some screen readers (likeNVDAJAWS)在一定数量的字符(例如,100或150)之后停止读数。如果您希望它继续,您可以自定义此设置或使用向下箭头继续读取。要了解如何执行此操作,请参阅your screen reader’s user guide.

4. How does the screen reader decide the order in which to read my slide content?

By default, objects are read from left to right, starting at the top of the slide. However, thanks to the focus order feature in Storyline 360, you can personalize the order to fit your needs. Here’s a tutorial that walks you through how to do that, step by step:自定义幻灯片对象的焦点顺序.


Both types of users use their keyboards to navigate the course, but not for the same reason. So we tailored the navigation to their specific needs. Here’s a table that lays out the differences:

Who are the learners?





Primarily people withvisual impairments—like partial sight, low vision,色盲, legal blindness, and total blindness.

These users can’t rely on their vision to interact with content, so they need the content to be read aloud to them or displayed in braille on a令人耳目的盲目的展示.

Learners move through all the objects on the slide (staticinteractive) using the screen reader navigation keys, listening to (or reading via their令人耳目的盲目的展示) the descriptions as they go. If they want to skip over static content, they can press Shift and Tab at the same time.

学习者可以决定他们想要通过移动ugh every item on the screen or only the interactive items. That way, they can access the full course content if they’d like, or skip over to quickly access the interactive parts if they’re reviewing content they’ve already consumed, for example.

Keyboard-Only Users

People who can see, but can’t or prefer not to use a mouse, often because of pain or a physical disability.


Learners move through interactive objects only (skipping static objects like text and images) by pressing on Tab and Shift+Tab.

It allows learners to navigate the course quickly, skipping over static objects, since they can see them for themselves.

Find out more about how navigation differs for these two types of users here:导航更容易.

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