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I am blind,

I prefer top posting as i hate having to read what the other person said then have to read at the bottom of maybe 3 or 4 other posts what is the latest relevant post. most blind posters prefer this way but I will go with what ever is decided. I have my e-mail set to HTML view as if there is a link I can click it.

But lots of blind users prefer plain text.

On 07/10/2011 17:50, Male Timmermann wrote:
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:

[ ... ]

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.

[ ... ]

All The Best
Kevin Cussick

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