[Athen] web-based mail option that's accessible?
danc at uw.edu
Thu Jan 7 08:25:05 PST 2016
Thanks for the suggestions folks. So far it appears that HTML-based Gmail
is a possible contender.
One detail I omitted is that the student is non-matriculated and can't
access some of the software "regular" students have access to, such as the
free copy of Office including Outlook. Not only is he learning Windows and
JAWS, but English too!
On Wed, Jan 6, 2016 at 5:02 PM, Dan Comden <danc at uw.edu> wrote:
> I just spent a mostly-fruitless two hours with a visually impaired student
> trying to get him into the web client for his hotmail.com address.
> Typically he reads his mail on his iPhone, but that's not an option for
> working with the class handouts he's been receiving from instructors.
> It is a truly awful interface, one of the worst I've seen in a while.
> Microsoft has not only dropped the ball, they have stomped it flat and
> kicked it into the sewer.
> Combined with the fact the student is just learning Windows and JAWS, he
> is very much stuck.
> Does anyone have a suggestion for a decent web-based email solution?
> Yes, I'm working with the department to get this content posted accessibly
> on an LMS or web page, but it would be nice to have a more rapid solution.
> -*- Dan Comden danc at uw.edu <danc at washington.edu>
> Access Technology Center www.uw.edu/itconnect/accessibility/atl/
> University of Washington UW Information Technology
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