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Developing Accessible STARS Courses

Ensure that your course is accessible

Storyline and Rise Accessibility Checklists

The Stanford Office Of Digital Accessibility in collaboration with the Learning Solutions Group have developed accessibility checklists for Storyline and Rise that you can use to ensure that your course is accessible. These checklists highlight accessibility principles like implementing captions and transcripts for videos. Turning on Storyline player accessibility features like zoom to fit, accessible text, and keyboard shortcuts. Creating content that uses alt text to provide descriptions for meaningful images and ensuring items have a logical focus order. The checklists provide information about each item, how to implement it, and how to test for it in a Storyline or Rise module. Please download the desired checklist below. 

Storyline and Rise Accessibility Modules

The Stanford Office Of Digital Accessibility has also collaborated with the Learning Solutions Group to develop e-learning accessibility authoring modules. The modules cover how to implement specific accessibility strategies for Storyline and Rise. You can jump to the module that is most relevant to you and access a short tutorial on the desired accessibility strategy.  


STARS courses are generally created by using Articulate's Storyline and Rise authoring platforms. STARS courses are available to the wider Stanford community including students, staff, and faculty.  It is important that these courses are accessible to a wide range of learners. Stanford University’s 6.8.1 Accessibility of Electronic Content applies to STARS courses and they must adhere to the standards outlined in the policy.


If you have any questions please reach out to You can also post questions in the COP- Accessibility Slack Channel