Thread Subject: Email Attachments (was RE: "Content" in oursubcommittee)
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From: Bailey Bruce
Date: Fri, Oct 27 2006 8:30 AM
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This is a very thorny issue. It informed the Communications Task Force
deliberate decision to *not* support attachments to Teitac list
messages. Some mail admins remove all attachments as a general
practice, some filter by file extension (actually counter-productive
IMHO), others actively scan. No attachments at all is strict, but it
certainly levels the playing field!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brett, Thomas F [mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ]
> Sent: Friday, October 27, 2006 7:24 AM
> To: TEITAC Web/Software Subcommittee
> Cc: Baquis David ; Creagan Tim; Bailey Bruce; Capozzi David
> Subject: RE: [teitac-websoftware] "Content" in our subcommittee
>> If I remember correctly, they had gotten a lot of questions about
>> whether documents attached to email, like a Word file with an
>> image, was covered by 508 and if so, did they require some other
>> sort of technical solution.
> As one of the individuals that has presented this question to
> the Access Board, I'd like to say that email is becoming more
> and more of a vehicle in which information is gather and
> information is disseminated. Either as an attachment or
> embedded in the email, forms and data are transmitted thru
> email systems. People using assistive technology may not be
> able to access this information. In addition to Word files,
> which are not necessarily accessible, PDF, TIFF, JPG, GIF
> files are also transmitted via email.
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