The below is from their accessibility email list. No, I have no
clue how to join it. I was added. For those who hate
Thunderbird, this may be a good alternative but understand that
the free version does not support IMAP or profiles yet.
Before I paste the email, here's the website.
Check it out. Send them bugs and questions.
In the latest release of OE Classic 3.1, released today (10th
February 2020), we've added the support for standard Message
dialogs which are now fully screen-reader accessible. The
dialogs use standard buttons and standard way of displaying
messages which is easily readable to any screen-reader. The
dialog we're describing are the ones such as "are you sure" type
of dialogs. For example, when you right click the empty deleted
items folder option one such dialog will show up.
To have this support there are some requirements though:
you must run at least Windows Vista or newer (Windows 7,
Windows 8 or Windows 10 work well, and Windows 10 works best
Theme support must be enabled on Windows Vista, Windows 7
and Windows 8. (so in other words, Windows must be using at
least Windows Basic or Windows Aero theme). On Windows 10
this is not a problem, because the themes from Windows 8 and
earlier are removed - Windows 10 has always theme support
enabled so message dialogs in OE Classic will be always the
standard Windows ones which are accessible. The requirement
to have theme support enabled on Windows Vista / 7 / 8 will
be removed in one of the updates when we switch to newer
compiler than the one we currently use. But this is not much
of a problem. Windows 7 usually is already set to one of the
above mentioned themes by default, and for Windows 10 this
is not a problem at all, since it has this always enabled.
Windows XP cannot be supported unfortunately. It doesn't
support the required programming interface needed to add
this. If you use that version, OE Classic will revert to the
older dialogs which are not accessible. We have some ideas
how to support even this, but it will require some
compromises which we are only ready to take when the
popularity of Windows XP is below 1% (currently about 2%).
In addition to all the above, we're also working on adding
accessibility support for the list views (message list, contact
list, folder list) which is currently the biggest known thing to
be missing. We have made some progress regarding that in
discovering why it doesn't work but there is still work to be
done. We will notify you about this separately. There are also a
few other windows which haven't been localized and as such
adjusted for accessibility, and that will be done in time too,
but these windows are rare in the current version (it is the
updates window and send/receive window for example). With all of
that we're approaching the goal of reaching 100% accessibility.
If you have suggestions, other than the ones which are already
listed, we're always looking forward to those. If you have
already made a suggestion, rest assured it is already in our
queue to be implemented so there is no need to suggest it again.