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Avoiding HTML is also a plus for blind users: From what I know, some/many often prefer text base mail clients over GUI clients.

I _guess_ that for blind people top-posting is much better than bottom-posting, because finding the new text with a screen reader is much harder than for a sighted user.

For the same reason, the suggestion to cleanup not needed stuff is really reasonable.


On 03.10.2011 22:37, Dennis E. Hamilton wrote:
I have a question.  I don't know the answer.

In a discussion of mailing-list etiquette, there was a link to an useful web page by Italo 

I favor that perspective, and I also made a promise (below) to use whatever approach that worked 
best for recipients who employ accessibility assistance in some form.

I am thinking of this list, but I mean for all lists that I use.  The goal is to support 
accessibility for all everywhere, naturally.

I  am asking here because it came to mind and I don't know a better forum.

Oh.  Now there are two questions:

  1. What practices using e-mail messages best support accessibility to mailing-list conversations? 
 (or, if that is too broad, what practices definitely discourage accessibility).  I would prefer 
that those who use accessibility provision answer for themselves.

  2. If this is not the best place to ask, what is another place that might be a good place to find 
answers to this question.

If there is no "right" answer, I can be with that.  But if there is a preference I would prefer to 
honor it.

  - Dennis E. Hamilton
    tools for document interoperability,<>  gsm: +1-206-779-9430  @orcmid

-----Original Message-----
From: Italo Vignoli []
Sent: Sunday, October 02, 2011 13:20
Subject: Re: [tdf-discuss] Re: Top Posting...

On 10/02/2011 08:38 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton wrote:

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   2. I have an offer.  What formatting by senders will most powerfully serve those on 
[libreoffice-accessibility]? What do those with access limitations confirm to be the best that 
works for all of them?  Whatever *that* is, I will do everything in my power to honor.

I am not an expert about accessibility, but I recall that this is one of
the cases where top posting is the best choice. I suggest to have a
double check, though, as I am not competent in this domain.

[ ... ]

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