Accessible Navigation.

Support for accessing desktop software accessibility

In simle terms, desktop software, like web software, needs to meet the basic POUR principles.

Perceivable

Program events have to be perceivable by users.  This includes having sounds for visual events and vice versa.  Perceivable programs also use great contrast for menus and navigation. 

Operable

Software is operable if functionality, especially navigation, is consistent and useable. 

Understandable & Robust

Desktop programs need to be understandable to be accessible but they especially need to be able to be used by individuals who are also using assistive technology. Thus they also need to be robust.

Standards

The specific standards adopted by the University of Montana are also listed in this software section of the EITA Guide.

EITA recommends that even existing software be evaluated centrally.  (UM Procurement process includes EIT accessibility review.)  Please contact the EITA Task Force at (406) 243-EITA or eita@umontana.edu.