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Re: Gmail and accessibility


From: Moore, Michael
Date: Sep 18, 2007 7:10AM

On item that I have not seen mentioned is that you can use Gmail with a
local email client like MS Outlook. This bypasses the accessibility
issues with the web interface.


-----Original Message-----
[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Patrick H.
Sent: Monday, September 17, 2007 2:45 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Gmail and accessibility

Sean Keegan wrote:

> I attended a presentation at Google recently where they announced
> their Google Apps for Education and raised the question of
> accessibility of their apps, including Gmail. The engineers stated
> that they had completed an accessibility review of the Google Apps,
> however, they would neither confirm nor deny any information regarding

> the report. They did agree that there were accessibility issues. If
> your institution is looking at Gmail, you may want to consider
building into the agreement a copy of the review itself.

So, if the review shows that there are serious gaps in the accessibility
of the google apps, what next? Unless I'm missing something, at this
stage it's just a review, not a plan to rectify any issues that bubbled
to the surface.

Patrick H. Lauke