Re: making a program accessible (was spss inaccessibility: absolutely inexcusable)


What sort of base program are we talking about here?

A great many programs (again, depending on age and how widely used) introduced alternate text to allow graphics of any type to be labeled and most screen readers rely on that alternate text to tell you what the graphic you've landed on happens to be.

It's well nigh impossible to tell anything meaningful based on most icon file names.  I'm also trying to envision the sort of program being discussed, which is almost certainly not web based (or you'd have scripting support related to browser already in place) but does present information on the screen.  Since icons are mentioned I'd have to believe a GUI is involved, too.

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