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Re: reading list mail


From: ckrugman@sbcglobal.net
Date: Aug 29, 2011 12:24AM

I agree, I tend to skip over those messages with the previous posting first
especially when JAWS reads all of the > signs that appear in forwarded
emails. The advantage is that I can down arrow through the > signs and try
to find the current parts.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Randi Owens" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
To: "WebAIM Discussion List" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 12:25 PM
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] reading list mail

> This has come up before, and it's one of the reasons I rarely read
> anything here unless a subject grabbs me. Using a screen reader, if a
> reply is on top, I just close the message.
> Thanks for making this point again. :)
> Randi
> On Aug 3, 2011, at 11:36 AM, Lucy Greco wrote:
>> Hello:
>> First I would like to say how helpful this list has turned out to be.
>> However, I did want to say that I was very surprised to find a common it
>> professional problem on this list. As most people on this list are in the
>> accessibility field I was very surprised to see that people on this list
>> were bottom posting. Think about this for a second I and many screen
>> reader users do not have punctuation turned on it's too verbose to listen
>> to. So now think about how a person using a screen reader might know how
>> to tell what is new and what is quoted text. And why do us screen reader
>> users need to hear all the old content over and over depending on how
>> many times the message is replied to. Please people could we try and top
>> post in most cases. Or if you must answer inline witch I know needs to
>> happen many times prefix your comments with something other than
>> punctuation. Thanks Lucy
>> Lucy Greco
>> Assistive Technology Specialist
>> Disabled Student's Program UC Berkeley
>> (510) 643-7591
>> http://attlc.berkeley.edu
>> http://webaccess.berkeley.edu