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From: _mallory
Date: Aug 28, 2016 3:23AM


In the Front-End world, it's usually said to send both-- because of the
wide difference between email clients. As a mutt user, I hate HTML email
because opening the text browser removes some of my commands, while many
screen reader users I know like the semantics they get with HTML.

_mallory

On Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 12:16:40PM +0000, Swift, Daniel P. wrote:
> Thanks Jennifer and JP. Jennifer - I pretty much said the same thing as you when I was asked "which is better". I'll check out those articles and see if there is anything more that I can gain and I'll provide the appropriate people with my findings. Thanks!
>
> -Dan
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Jennifer Sutton
> Sent: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 12:17 PM
> To: WebAIM Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] email: HTML vs. plain text
>
> I think the decision should not relate to personal screen reader users'
> opinions, but it should rather relate to what your company prefers and decides it best to convey messages to all.
>
>
> Both can absolutely be made accessible, so I'm a bit baffled that this
> is even a question.
>
>
> I can't remember the last time I saw any company distributing plain text
> emails, so I wouldn't ever expect that.
>
>
> If you choose to use HTML, below my name are links to a few articles in
> a current series on this topic.
>
>
> Jennifer
>
>
>
> Accessibility in Email (Intro):
>
> http://blog.rebelmail.com/accessibility-in-email/
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>
> Accessibility in Email Part II:
>
> http://blog.rebelmail.com/accessibility-in-email-part-ii/
>
>
> And here's a "bonus" --
> Why You Should Care about Accessibility in Email Marketing:
> https://medium.com/@silcucc/why-you-should-care-about-accessibility-in-email-marketing-2f7443acb422#.owjazin4r
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