Where can I find a sample elearning lesson plan with Captivate to get me started?
I am new to Adobe Captivate.
It’s a big day today in the world of accessibility, as the W3C today introduced the latest update to WCAG Standards. These are the guidelines used to ensure that content and software accommodates the needs of diverse audiences. The new standard augments the previous set (version 2.0) and is given the new version number (2.1.) You can read all about it in this fantastic overview from Andrew Kirkpatrick, Adobe’s Group Product Manager for Accessibly.
You may at this point find yourself wondering, what’s the difference between WCAG Standards and 508 Standards for Accessiblity. Here’s a handy comparison chart – at least for WCAG 2.0 Standards comparison. In a nutshell, the WCAG standards are more extensive.
Here is the Captivate overview that I find the most useful. You’ll notice that the linked overview includes both information about how Captivate meets Accessibility standards, and how to setup / configure accessibility within your projects.
How are you using accessibility standards in Captivate? Which articles have you found the most useful as you implement your solutions?
Adding closed captions to your eLearning courses is a basic requirement to meet accessibility standards like Section 508 and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. You can easily do so for your audio-based courses by adding narration to your screen, adding slide notes, and then converting those slide notes to closed captions.
But a little-known fact is that you can have closed captions for slide videos as well. Watch this short tutorial to learn how to associate close captions with your videos embedded in Adobe Captivate courses.
No time to watch the video? Need to take a look at some quick steps? Here you go…
Steps to add video closed captions:
For more information on customizing the captions, read the blog Using the Customizable closed captions feature.
Leave a comment here to let me know if you have any questions about this workflow or need tutorials for any other feature in Adobe Captivate and/or Adobe Presenter.
In this Adobe Captivate QuickTip, how you can assign project level closed caption settings over slide level closed captions.