1.4.8 Visual Presentation – How to make your training material meet the success criteria


TAG – Training Accessibility Guidelines (Question 19 to 23)

The examples discussed below will focus on using two popular training development tools (Articulate Storyline 2 and Camtasia Studio).

Content will focus on how you can meet the success criteria for each section of the WCAG 2.0 Guidelines.

Content Recommendation is for the following WCAG 2.0 Sections:

1.4.8 Visual Presentation

Questions to consider:

Is your content more than 80 characters wide?
Is your content fully justified (aligned to both the left and the right margins)?
Does your content have adequate line spacing (at least 1/2 the height of the text) and paragraph spacing (1.5 times line spacing)?
Does your content have a specified foreground and background color which can be applied to specific elements or to the page as a whole using CSS (and thus inherited byall other elements).
Does your content require horizontal scrolling when the text size is doubled?

How Articulate Storyline 2 can meet success criteria:

  • By not using embedded HTML pages.
  • If you must use HTML you will need to follow the standards as outlined from the official WCAG 2.0 website.
  • This would require responsive design to automatically adjust content displayed on the screen inside an Articulate SWF player for non-HTML objects.
  • Another condition would be based on browser settings, by default the player inside of IE 11 using a 1680×1050 setting does not require horizontal scrolling when the display is doubled.

Useful Links:

  • None provided


Your comments and suggestions are welcome please post below to assist in improving this document. Take note discussion need not be limited to the development tools provided.



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