moderated Re: In Outlook, how do I "Click here to view in web browser?"

Bill White

Hi, Brian. The difference between the type of message which you sent to me, and the standard prompt that is received by JAWS as a screen reader is,


In the message you sent to me, the prompt does actually consist of a link. When the prompt is spoken by JAWS, it is actually coming from Outlook as an email client, and is more like a notification in an Info Bar. The prompt to view the email in the browser isn't even part of the email message, only a notification by Outlook as the email client.


Bill White




From: [] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2022 12:21 PM
Subject: Re: In Outlook, how do I "Click here to view in web browser?"



Interesting.  I've never encountered these (at least to my knowledge) where they are not actual links.  Here is the tail end of a promotional email I received from T-Mobile earlier today:
T‑Mobile USA, Inc., P.O. Box 37380,‌ Albuquerque, NM 87176

T‑Mobile respects your privacy. To review our Privacy Policy, click here.

View this email as a webpage ›

And here's an example I receive from the New York Times when I comment I've made is accepted:  

Your comment has been approved!

Thank you for sharing your thoughts with The New York Times community.

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I also get ads, most of which I never even look at, that contain a "Show as webpage instead"-class link.

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