[Athen] Best practise for threads in discussions.

Kestrell kestrell at panix.com
Thu Feb 5 15:34:48 PST 2009

I don't know if this is an official practice, but, as a screen reader user
myself, what I find most useful is to change the subject line but leave part
of the original thread, as in:
Best practices in thread responses, was configuring controls

This way I can see the new subject and also go back and read previous emails
where the subject jumped, as long as I haven't deleted those emails yet.


----- Original Message -----
From: "E.A. Draffan" <ead at ecs.soton.ac.uk>
To: "Access Technology Higher Education Network" <athen at athenpro.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2009 6:22 PM
Subject: [Athen] Best practise for threads in discussions.

> This is a question I have just received and my feeling is that we need to

> get better at using subject lines correctly, but please can anyone give me

> some pointers to good practice.


> "I've been asked what would be the best way of conveying nesting structure

> to screenreader users so that they could understand whether a reply was to

> the original message in the thread or to a subsequent message. Do you have

> any opinions or resources on that issue?"


> Many thanks.


> Best wishes E.A.


> Mrs E.A. Draffan

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> ECS, University of Southampton,

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