moderated Re: email clients
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I’m blind too. And, I hate all of the extra key strokes to get any thing done at Gmail and AT&T both.
I suppose that sighted persons do not need the extra steps.
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Behalf Of Randy Barnett
Sent: Monday, April 5, 2021 7:19 PM
Subject: Re: email clients
I think web mail is still not as good as applications myself. And I haven't seen any post from blind people saying they prefer web mail. But that's just me. Are used Thunderbird. Outlook if you like it is good.
Well, if people who are blind are choosing to use a method that requires two to three times as many keystrokes to do the same task, that is certainly their right and I say more power to them.
I just logged into gmail on the web.
Yes, it is far better than it was a few years ago.
But, using a gmail account with Outlook, means when I arrow down my inbox, I hear who it is from, the subject and the date.
That was one keypress.
If I go to the gmail web page, It takes three keystrokes to get from one subject (without knowing the sender) to get to the next message subject. The extra keystrokes are going passed the select check mark and the Star check mark.
So, this is really user preference and I want to be really clear, I am not making any value judgement that one way is better than another.
I like the way I do it is all.
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