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From: Preast, Vanessa
Date: Tue, Mar 21 2017 2:17PM
Subject: accessible Outlook Template?
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Hello,



Is there any information out there on how to:

1. evaluate the accessibility of an outlook template for email newsletters?

1. Build accessible Outlook templates?



I am having trouble finding information, but I need to evaluate some email newsletters that use tables for layout.



Best,

Vanessa

From: Caid, Lisa M.
Date: Tue, Mar 21 2017 2:32PM
Subject: Re: accessible Outlook Template?
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Hello Vanessa,

If it helps, here's some information from Tarleton State University on accessible Email Documents, http://www.tarleton.edu/accessibility/standards/email.html. I send a lot of broadcast information emails to the faculty/staff/student distribution lists on behalf of West Texas A&M University. I try to ensure the broadcast emails have at least an accessible alternate text version, for example when the broadcast email requested is just an image of text embedded in the email. I prefer to convert tables to text if they are layout tables, but that often confounds the purpose of the table - to arrange images and text so that they are pleasing to the eye and powerful in the message. Please contact me if I may help further.

Sincerely,

Lisa Caid, B.S.
Accessibility Coordinator, I.T.
WTAMU Box 60811
Canyon, Texas 79016
(806) 651-1241
IT Service Center (806) 651-4357

If you need email content or attachments in alternate formats for accessibility, please send your contact information and the details of your request to = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = .

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Hello,



Is there any information out there on how to:

1. evaluate the accessibility of an outlook template for email newsletters?

1. Build accessible Outlook templates?



I am having trouble finding information, but I need to evaluate some email newsletters that use tables for layout.



Best,

Vanessa

From: Jennifer Sutton
Date: Tue, Mar 21 2017 2:55PM
Subject: Re: accessible Outlook Template?
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Here are a number of resources I have on hand regarding email and
accessibility.

Maybe some will prove helpful to many of you.


Best,

Jennifer


Make your Outlook email accessible - Office Support

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Make-your-Outlook-email-accessible-71ce71f4-7b15-4b7a-a2e3-cf91721bbacb?platform=hootsuite&ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US&fromAR=1



Here's this tool; I've never used it so know nothing about it:

http://www.accessible-email.org/



For Campaign Monitor:

https://www.campaignmonitor.com/resources/guides/accessibility/

For MailChimp:
http://blog.mailchimp.com/accessibility-in-email-marketing/

First in a series with at least another part:
http://blog.rebelmail.com/accessibility-in-email/

https://medium.com/@silcucc/why-you-should-care-about-accessibility-in-email-marketing-2f7443acb422#.owjazin4r

Another collection of articles that I've not cross-referenced with mine,
so there may be duplicates:
https://github.com/wilbertheinen/accessible-email-documentation