Blind Users of Mail Lists
- Hi Folks,
This is the only list to which I subscribe where I know there are some blind
computer users and I'm seeking blind user views.
I manage a mail list where I encourage people to avoid top-posting. I do
this partly because my newsgroup experience teaches me this is best
practice, because I feel such practice applies equally to public access mail
lists and, in some measure, because I want to demonstrate an "equal
I have been led to believe that more than most, blind users, using mail
programs which output speech, find it difficult to skip to text appended at
the bottom of messages in order to place top-posted remarks in context.
Is this true, or do the blind have as divergent set of views on bottom
versus top posting as the general mail list using audience? Are you aware
of any URLs which provide guidance to us sighted folks on mail list and
newsgroup best practice?
I'm based in the UK, and answers from these parts would be especially
welcome. I am awaiting an answer from the RNIB, (http://www.rnib.org.uk)
but although their site has much on ensuring that web sites are
blind-user-friendly there is nothing on best practice for mail lists or