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Re: HTML email and Accessibility

From: Chaals McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Date: Sat, 02 Apr 2016 01:12:55 +0200
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org, "Paul Tykodi" <ptykodi@tykodi.com>
Message-ID: <op.ye9j3ti5s7agh9@widsith.local>
On Fri, 01 Apr 2016 23:31:10 +0200, Paul Tykodi <ptykodi@tykodi.com> wrote:

> I am currently looking for good reference material, which speaks to  
> meeting conformance requirements for accessibility when composing HTML
> formatted e-mail.

Hi Paul,

as a first approximation, HTML email should meet WCAG just like other  
HTML. There are a few issues you should be aware of:

1. Many webmail clients strip part of the HTML out of email - primarily to  
preserve user privacy and security.

2. HTML rendering capabilities in dedicated email clients can still be  
different from those of a browser.

There is a Community Group that was set up to work on HTML email in  
general, but it has been pretty quiet for some time. Feel free to liven it  
up and ask questions - it would be good for them to consider the issues of  


Charles McCathie Nevile - web standards - CTO Office, Yandex
  chaals@yandex-team.ru - - - Find more at http://yandex.com
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