[Athen] Articulate Storyline alternatives?

Teresa Haven Teresa.Haven at nau.edu
Wed May 27 07:30:05 PDT 2015

Thanks, Jennifer, this is very helpful. I look forward to other comments as well.

From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Jennifer Jones
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 5:24 AM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network (athen-list at u.washington.edu)
Subject: Re: [Athen] Articulate Storyline alternatives?

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 FireFox.

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?


Jennifer Jones, M.A.

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Alamance Community College
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>>> Teresa Haven <Teresa.Haven at nau.edu<mailto: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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