Test Results (June 1, 2015) – 1st – Storyline, 2nd – Captivate v7, 3rd – Lectora, 4th – Camtasia, 5th – Replay
|Development Tool||Accessible 508||Mobile||Standard Demo||Standard Exercise||Accessible Exercise|
|Articulate Storyline 2||Compliant||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Adobe Captivate 7||Non Compliant||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Lectora with Camtasia 8||Not Completely||Yes||Yes||Yes – Difficult||Yes – Difficult++|
|Camtasia 8||Not Completely||Yes||Yes||Yes – Difficult||Yes – Difficult++|
Please take note that test results are ongoing and no options are ruled out.
|Development Tool||Difficultly||ADA Closed Captions||Dragon ver 11.5||Zoom ver 9.1||JAWS ver 13.0|
|Articulate Storyline 2||Yes – Medium||No||Pass||Pass||Pass|
|Adobe Captivate 7||Yes – Medium||No||Fail||Pass||Fail|
|Lectora with Camtasia 8||Yes – High||Yes||TBD||Pass||TBD|
|Camtasia 8||Yes – High||Yes||Fail||Pass||Fail|
Other Evaluation Criteria
|Development Tool||Cost||Load Time||Tab Control||TOC Var||Audio Var||Page Var||Compatibility Issues with eachother|
|Articulate Storyline 2||N/C||Fast||Yes||No||No||No||Possible|
|Adobe Captivate 7||Increased Costs for Upgrade||Slow||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Possible|
|Lectora with Camtasia 8||Increased Costs for Licenses||Average||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Possible|
Take note not all information was extracted from our MS Excel Document. Here are some additional points to consider below:
- Adobe Captivate 7: Slow load times are based on large project file sizes.
- Articulate Replay: Impossible to evaluate as it is closely tied with adobe flash player- as soon as Flash is updated -replay stops working. At the time of this review it does not work based on recent flash update!
- Lectora with Camtasia 8: Exercises could be created with interactive hotspots.
- Articulate Storyline 2:
- We have been testing methods to provide an accessible exercise. This feature is not built in and it is a manual process.
- We needed to create fake tab control using a hidden set of instructions off screen.
- In Articulate Storyline 2 we have switched to another method – Accessibility Tab Order – Forced Onscreen Placement to enable a tabbing order. Tabbing Order works from left to right, top to bottom as long as this format is followed we can fake actual control of exercise tabbing. Each screen would contain one hotspot and one hotspot description. Content would exist in the ALT Tags of the dotted line hotspot and the detailed bottom of page description.
- May 8 – Storyline 2 update includes custom tab order.
I hope this information can assist you in developing your own accessible eLearning Applications.