The Lab Rubric specifies that if the assignment requires designing and laying out user interface elements, the student will be able to do so using code.
In some programming classes (for example, CIS 133B and CIS 233B), students are required to design and build a GUI for their programs. In most programming languages and development environments, there are two ways to accomplish this:
Generally speaking, a blind student will be unable to construct a user interface using a WYSIWYG interface building tool. Even for development environments that are mostly accessible, it is often the case that interface building tools will lack keyboard shortcuts and will be incompatible with screen reading software. In addition, students with motor control impairments may also find it difficult to use these tools with sufficient accuracy. Whenever possible, if an existing lab requires the use of a WYSIWYG interface building tool, consider whether any of these other approaches can be used as an alternative:
Any of the above alternatives may enable the student to complete the remainder of the lab. However, it is worth noting that accommodations should not require a fundamental change to the learning outcomes for the course. If one or more learning outcomes are centered around interface design, and the course is dedicated to learning a particular programming language or development environment for which no accessible alternative exists, then it may be more appropriate for Disability Services to warn the student that there will be accessibility issues in the class. However, it is the student's right to make the ultimate decision as to whether to sign up for the course.