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Re: Question about Email Accessibility


From: ckrugman@sbcglobal.net
Date: Dec 14, 2010 1:03AM

HTML email format is accessible for screen reader software as long as the
email contains content that is text based. Difficulties arise when images
contain scanned text or graphics without text equivalents when being read by
screen readers.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Shan He" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
To: "WebAIM Discussion List" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Cc: "WebAIM Discussion List" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2010 2:29 PM
Subject: [WebAIM] Question about Email Accessibility

> Hi All,
> Currently we are using text-based email application, however some people
> in our entity want to use html-based email application. We are concerned
> about the accessibility issue if the html-based is adopted. Our web team
> can create pretty much accessible template for html-based, but the content
> which will be put into this template is out of our control, like
> images/graphics, table, form, etc. If the content is not accessible, so
> the email is not accessible. How can we ensure the content of the email
> is accessible?
> We can provide some training on how to create accessible html-based email,
> like add alt text to image, create semantic structure, accessible table
> and form, and so on. Keep accessibility in mind when addressing the
> email.
> What else we can do to ensure the html-based email is accessible? Any
> good resources for this issue? Any inputs are welcome.
> Thanks in advance.
> Shan