wcag 2.1 Compliance?

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WCAG 2.1 - Please would you be able to provide a roadmap for any planned development to make Camtasia and any connected online support pages WCAG 2.1 compliant.
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Rick Stone

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For clarification purposes, are you referring to the process of using and working with Camtasia or the output you create using Camtasia? 

Or maybe both?

Cheers... Rick :)
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It has to be the output created by Camtasia because WCAG is Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, so not applicable to a desktop app's UI (although there's no reason why the WCAG principles can't inform the design of a desktop application).

Video is a difficult topic in WCAG due to the nature of the medium and tends to limit itself to issues such as providing an audio description or meaningful text alternatives to what's happening onscreen

But the essential principle of making web content WCAG compliant is that it's down to the content creator to use the correct fonts, colours, sizes, contrast levels etc.  It would be helpful if apps told you when, for example, you use a fore- and background colour combo that has inadequate contrast but I'm not sure what more could be done.  For example, a font size selection is dependent on the overall size of the canvas, not just the object.

I've used a lot of web-based design tools and I've yet to come across one that has WCAG tools baked in, let alone a desktop app that does.

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It was also to do with any online support pages (F1) that the software may link to as our students may utilise these.
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I don't claim to have any knowledge or experience using of Adobe Captivate. Simply because I don't use it.However, it's offered the tools to make interactive learning 508 compliant for many years.



Will TechSmith offer this someday? Possibly, until they do, they don't.

If it were me, I would weigh the option of using a program that caters to my needs, vs one that doesn't.
Try to determine which one saves me more time in the long run, and best suits my needs.

Regards,Joe