moderated Re: How accessible is Thunderbird?


On Sat, Feb 13, 2021 at 12:20 PM, Loy wrote:
In the past, I found TB to be not accessible due to lack of knowledge of how to navigate the app.
Loy, what follows is not a criticism, but an observation that's a direct offshoot of yours.

Accessibility of a piece of software cannot be defined due to a lack of knowledge about how to use it.  Virtually any piece of software one is completely unfamiliar with is not accessible under that definition.  But if you know that there exist many users of that software who are also screen reader users, it is absolutely accessible.

Not knowing how to use something is in no way the same as something being designed badly and unable to be accessed via a screen reader.   If you cannot get to functions and use them with a screen reader, that's inaccessible.

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

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