I need to leave background audio playing but turn slide audio on and off.

Hello,

I am hoping to play a song that continues throughout my project (background audio), but be able to have slide audio (narration) that turns on as an option for learners that need/want it.

I know I can mute the audio via advanced actions, but that mutes all audio. I also read several people say that you shouldn’t use background audio if you want to control your audio. However, I believe Captivate is limited to using background audio or attaching audio to an object that plays to end of the project if you want a song to continue across slides. None of this knowledge appears to help me in this situation.

Thanks in advance for any help, suggestions, or feedback.

Mark

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Publishing Captivate in other languages for screen readers (JAWS)

I am making a project that will be published in 10 languages in addition to English. Each language will have its own file. The text and alt-text are translated into the correct language. For a person without disabilities, the project is fine.

However, the projects are intended to be accessible for people with disabilities who are non-English learners. I am testing the files with JAWS, the most popular screen reader. I see that under Preferences –> Project –> Publish Settings, I can select one of six languages (Deutsch, English, French, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese). I am running into issues:

IF the file is published in English, then the screen reader will read the body text (that is in Polish, for example) as an English speaker. When I publish the file in French or Spanish, the screen reader reads the contents as Spanish or French.

Question: Can I publish projects in other languages (Polish, Russian, Arabic, Korean, and Chinese)?

Thanks!

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Accessiblity with Slide Overlays (overtop of video backgrounds)

Hello Everyone

I am developing a Captivate presentation using interactive video backgrounds with slide overlays.
However, I have learned that there is accessibility limitations.   Some of my clients use ‘screen readers’ because of a visual impairment.  (Jaws,  and Dragon)
Is this the case?   Will screen readers no be able to pick up the overlay slide content when it sits on top of a video?
Any tips to get around this would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers
Todd

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An Essential Overview Of Localization Technologies For Successful Implementation Of Localized L&D Content

Localizing training content has also proven to accelerate productivity, reduce lost time, mitigate injury claims and improve employee retention. Win-Win for everyone. Here is a quick summary of the technologies available for localization services. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Captivate 2019 Assets

Question 1

I remember when 2017 was released that there was an asset packaged available to download. Was there an asset package available for 2019 as well?

Question 2

When installing the voices package for 2019 there are only 7 voices added to the options available in captivate. I thought I remember there being a lot more text-to-speech voice options. Is there any other add-ons that I am missing?

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Generating speech using Power Point Notes

Dear Forum,

Do any of you have tips to solve the following problem.

With Captivate 2019, creating a project with a power point presentation.

Using Power Point Notes to generate speech.

Problem:

Some words require specification for correct pronounciation. Doing this by adding to Neospeech dictionary.

Previously, the new pronounciations did have effect, now they dont. It is like Captivate is ignoring if you update e.g. the James voice to pronounce words correctly.

Any ideas ?

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Man Vs. Machine For Voice Over In eLearning – Part 2: How TTS Technology Can Enhance eLearning

Authoring tools, like Captivate and Storyline, include Text to Speech (TTS) to their environments. but usually only for English and not always with “tune-able” results. This article explores TTS technology to see what the future can bring from this technology and how it can impact the eLearning experience. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Have installed Neo Speech French voices but it does not work in Captivate…

I have installed NeoSpeech French voices (Louis and Roxane). They appear clearly in the Windows Settings but as I try to use them in Captivate  (Roxane or Louis), I only hear the Microsoft Voice.

So I made a test. When I change the voice in the Windows Settings and choose Roxane (as below), what ever voice (Roxane or Louis) I choose in Captivate, it is Roxane that I hear.

Any tips on how to successfully hear the two voices?

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