[Athen] Articulate Storyline alternatives?

Jennifer Jones jennifer.l.jones at alamancecc.edu
Wed May 27 05:24:08 PDT 2015

We had the same problem with Storyline. Lectora was recommended, but I
found that very cumbersome to use and expensive. I've switched over to
Captivate because it is easier to use and train others on using. The
price is also much better than Storyline or Lectora. Although, I am
having some issues getting Captivate to allow keyboard navigation in

I've also looked at Xerte. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles
as the others, but is accessible. I am looking for tools that are
accessible and that we can afford to offer to all faculty. Has anyone
else used Xerte or have any recommendations on it?


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>>> Teresa Haven <Teresa.Haven at nau.edu> 5/26/2015 6:19 PM >>>

Hi, all. I’m working with a developer who has been building tutorials
in Articulate Storyline (Flash mode) for awhile. She wants to produce
accessible tutorials, but despite AS’s claims of “508 Compliance”
there’s no user education available, and despite her best efforts,
her beta-stage tutorials don’t work at all with JAWS and barely function
even part of the time with keyboard-only and vision. I’d like to suggest
she change authoring tools completely, not only for accessibility but
also so that she can produce content that can be accessed on a wider
array of devices. What tool(s) would you recommend she investigate as
alternatives to Articulate Storyline, and why?

Thanks in advance for sharing your wisdom,

Teresa Haven, Ph.D.
Accessibility Analyst, Northern Arizona University

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