Content Not Pointer Dependent
Because the use of a pointing device requires the user to see and manipulate an on-screen cursor, students with visual impairments, tracking difficulties, or fine motor skill deficiencies may have difficulties using pointer devices such as a mouse or a track pad. In order for students to be able to access content, user interface elements such as image maps, sliders, and flash applications will need to have to alternatives that can be activated by a keyboard or equivalent device.
Related Functional Characteristics
Motor Skill (Fine) : Internet or computer content should be accessible through keyboard navigation because students with fine motor difficulties may be have trouble using pointer devices (eg. mice or track pads)
Visual Tracking Problem : Internet or computer content should be accessible through keyboard navigation because students with visual tracking problems may have difficulty with following a cursor on the screen.
Low Vision : Keyboard navigation may be easier for students with low vision if they have difficulties seeing and following the cursor and the screen.
Blindness : Students who are blind are unable to use pointer devices, and must rely on keyboard navigation to access the internet or computer content.
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