Accessibility means that course content is designed for all learners—including those with auditory, visual, mobility, or learning disabilities. Articulate Rise supports NVDA, JAWS, VoiceOver, and TalkBack screen readers and aims to follow Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level AA. You can learn about specific features and ongoing work to develop fully accessible courses in the Rise 360 Accessibility Conformance Report.
Most of Articulate Rise’s accessibility features such as keyboard navigation, buttons, links, and forms are built into the app and do not require input or decision-making from course developers. However, there are several accessibility considerations that are the responsibility of course developers. In the Starting a Conversation About Mental Health course, alt-text (text-based descriptions for images and other non-text content) are provided for all images and graphics. As well, all the videos include closed captioning.
If you change colours or fonts or insert new graphics or videos, you will want to ensure this new content is accessible as well. This means checking colour contrast, labelling graphic blocks, providing closed captioning for videos, and writing alternative text for images. See these articles on the Articulate Rise website for more information:
- Rise 360: How to Add Alternative Text to Images
- Rise 360: How to Add Closed Captioning to Videos
- Rise 360: Keyboard-Accessible Navigation
Articulate Rise also offers a feature that can easily translate your customized course into a different language (the app supports left-to-right languages and scripts with double-byte character sets). See the following article for more information:
Known Accessibility Issues
Currently, matching drag-and-drop questions and sorting activities are not fully accessible in Articulate Rise. The Starting a Conversation About Mental Health course uses drag-and-drop questions in the practice scenarios, but an accessible text version is provided. You can alter these questions can be altered (e.g., changed to multiple choice questions) to better meet the needs of your learners, if desired.