7 Replies Latest reply on Sep 7, 2017 3:38 PM by raeben3

    Accessible PDF Instead of Accessible Adobe Captivate Course

    modjul Level 1

      Hi everyone,

       

      So I've read multiple discussions about creating accessible courses in Captivate and I know it's hard and it takes away from the awesome interactive content that can actually be created in Captivate.


      So I've decided to go with most of the suggestions and create an accessible PDF to accompany the courses. So, when I create the PDF, how would I incorporate the quiz? I will publish the courses with Adobe Connect and they will have some simple True/False, Multiple Choice quizzes. Would I also incorporate those quizzes into the PDFs with a radio button? I know it's possible, but then I don't know how the reporting would work. Or do I leave the quizzes out of the accessible PDF?


      Thanks so much for your help, guys! And happy labor day.

       

      Nat

        • 1. Re: Accessible PDF Instead of Accessible Adobe Captivate Course
          modjul Level 1

          Wow, no answer? Does no one have any experience with accessible PDFs to accompany a Captivate course? Please? Anyone?

          • 2. Re: Accessible PDF Instead of Accessible Adobe Captivate Course
            Test Screen Name Most Valuable Participant

            I don't think you're using "accessible" in the same way I'd expect. Accessibility is nothing to do with interactivity. What do you mean by it?

            • 3. Re: Accessible PDF Instead of Accessible Adobe Captivate Course
              modjul Level 1

              Yes, you're probably right. So, my question has actually evolved. I meant 508-compliant courses. I've created a course in Adobe Captivate, and since I can't make the course fully 508-compliant, I would like to create an accompanying PDF instead, which would represent course in a 508-compliant way, which means all the content is represented in the PDF.

               

              I meant 508-compliant courses. I've created a course in Adobe Captivate, and since I can't make the course fully 508-compliant, I would like to create an accompanying, accessible PDF instead, which would represent course in a 508-compliant way, which means all the content is represented in the PDF.

               

              Now, the course has a quiz. I understand I would have to also put the quiz into the PDF. Would it be okay to add the quiz without radio buttons, but with the answers already chosen? Would that make it 508-compliant?

              • 4. Re: Accessible PDF Instead of Accessible Adobe Captivate Course
                Dave__M Adobe Community Professional

                Captivate does have accessibility features and capabilities that enable compliant courses to be developed.  What is it you feel that Captivate can't do for your needs?

                 

                My best,

                Dave

                • 5. Re: Accessible PDF Instead of Accessible Adobe Captivate Course
                  modjul Level 1

                  Hi Dave,

                   

                  Yes, Captivate does have accessibility features, but it's not fully 508-compliant. It has it's irks and twirks that render it not suitable for the project. That's why we want to create accessible PDFs, so that we can concentrate on other things in the course.

                   

                  Nat

                  • 6. Re: Accessible PDF Instead of Accessible Adobe Captivate Course
                    raeben3 Level 3

                    You can create accessible FORMS with radio buttons, checkboxes, etc. In Acrobat.  Whether or not this will meet your needs I don't know as I don't and haven't worked with Captivate. I would assume it would be sophisticated enough to evaluate the responses -- and perhaps give feedback to the user?  Don't know.  But that might or might not be possible in Acrobat PDF.  Perhaps someone could write an accessible Javascript that would evaluate the results of a form field.  Don't know what your needs are other than radio buttons so it's hard to say. Forms can be designed to be submitted so the results are outputted (such as to an email).  One of the other forums on here can address that issue more fully than this one.

                    • 7. Re: Accessible PDF Instead of Accessible Adobe Captivate Course
                      raeben3 Level 3

                      I'm reading in Adobe Captivate's VPAT that it doesn't handle Radio buttons in Multiple Choice and True/False quizzes well..  This is one of the "Supports with exceptions" issues.  Maybe this is the problem. 

                       

                      "The second radio button in the Multiple Choice and True/False quizzes cannot be selected...The sequence quiz options cannot be moved using the keyboard.... The radio buttons are not properly grouped for the True/False and Multiple Choice quizzes. "

                       

                      There a few other issues with Captivate accessibility and a number of items are marked "Supports with exceptions."