Accessible Navigation.

Support for accessing desktop software accessibility

Desktop software, like web software, needs to meet the basic POUR principles. 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.  Software is operable if functionality, especially navigation, is understandable and consistent.  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. 

EITA recommends that software be evaluated centrally.  Please contact the EITA Task Force at (406) 243-EITA or eita@umontana.edu.